Reed in 2000
Natina Tiawana Reed
October 28, 1980
New York City, New York, U.S.
October 26, 2012 (aged 31) [1 ] [2 ]
Duluth, Georgia, U.S.
R&B, hip hop, pop
Rapper, singer-songwriter, Dancer, Actress, Beatboxer
Elektra Records, WMG
Blaque, Lisa Lopes, Kurupt
Natina Tiawana Reed (October 28, 1980– October 26, 2012) was an American [3 ] rapper, singer-songwriter, dancer, actress, beatboxer and a member of the R&B trio Blaque. On most of Blaque's songs, Reed is featured as a rapper or ad-libber. Reed was a protégée of late rapper Lisa Lopes. [4 ]
Reed contributed her own raps to many of Blaque's singles, including "
808", " Can't Get It Back" and " Bring It All to Me".
Personal life [ edit ]
In 2001, Reed was engaged to rapper
Kurupt. In 2002, she gave birth to their son Tren Brown after the group was dropped from their label. Natina and Kurupt were separated at the time of her death. Reed's cousin is former Destiny's Child member Farrah Franklin. [5 ]
Reed's sister, Niesha Stevens, died 10 months after Reed's death.
Reed died on October 26, 2012, two days shy of her 32nd birthday, in a road accident. She was struck while talking on the phone in
Lawrenceville, Georgia, on U.S. Highway 29 (near Hamilton Road) while crossing the street. [1 ] CPR was performed on Reed, however, she was pronounced dead on arrival at [7 ] Gwinnett Medical Center in Duluth, Georgia. [8 ] [9 ]
Gwinnett County police, no charges are expected against the driver who accidentally struck Reed with his automobile. A preliminary investigation indicates that Reed was in the roadway when she was struck and the vehicle's driver and a passenger were the only witnesses to the collision. [10 ] Natina Reed is buried in North Atlanta Memorial Park and Chapel Mausoleum in Doraville, Georgia. [11 ]
Discography [ edit ]
Album appearances [ edit ]
Filmography [ edit ]
Music video cameo appearances [ edit ]
"Welcome To Atlanta"
References [ edit ]
^ a b "R&B singer Natina Reed killed by car". BBC News. October 28, 2012 . Retrieved . July 15, 2015
^ Kissell, Ted B. (October 27, 2012). "Natina Reed, Musician & Star of Bring It On, Dead at 32". E! Entertainment Television, LLC . Retrieved . October 27, 2012
^ from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Obituaries 30 October 2012 Atlanta Journal-Constitution
^ Dinh, James (October 27, 2012). "Blaque's Natina Reed Killed In Hit-And-Run At Age 32". MTV . Retrieved . October 27, 2012
^ from Natina Reed Of R&B Group Blaque Dead At 31 theurbandaily.com, October 27, 2012
^ "Niesha Stevens, Sister of Natina Reed of Blaque, Found Dead Less Than A Year of Famed Sister's Death" from " http://sandrarose.com", August 9, 2013
^ Natina Reed: Parents seek answers as they plan R&B singer’s funeral
^ Natina Reed, 32, singer in R&B group Blaque
^ Singer and 'Bring It On' actress Natina Reed dies at 32
^ "R&B singer hit and killed by car in Gwinnett". October 27, 2012.
^ Bring It On star Natina Reed was living in motel at time of her tragic death in car accident
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