Yvette Wilson succumbs to cervical cancer
“Moesha” star passes away
Her manager, Holly Carter, says Wilson died of cervical cancer on Thursday. Wilson was 48 and lived in Hollywood, where she managed a music label and worked in real estate in recent years.
Her big break came with “Thea”, a short-lived sitcom in 1993. “Thea” was cancelled after 19 episodes but the experience helped her get a role in “House Party 3”. In addition, Wilson also had a minor role in the 1995 comedy movie “Friday” as Smokey’s blind date and appeared in films such as “Poetic Justice”, starring Janet Jackson, and the film parody “Don’t Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood”.
In 1996, she took on the most important role of her career: Andell Wilkerson, a supporting character on the sitcom “Moesha”, which starred one of her cast mates from “Thea”, R&B singer Brandy Norwood.
Wilson’s Andell character was the owner of The Den, a local teen hot spot on the show. In 2000, she left” Moesha” for its spin-off “The Parkers”, where she would portray the best friend of Mo’Nique’s character Nikki Parker. After the cancellation of “The Parkers”, she went on to appear in shows like HBO’s Def Comedy Jam and Fox Network shows.