Moesha star Yvette Wilson, who played Andell Wilkerson on the program and was also on the spin-off The Parkers, has passed away at 48, her manager confirmed to EW. She had been fighting stage 4 cervical cancer.
Her Moesha co-star, Shar Jackson, acknowledged the news on Twitter last night: “I wanna thank all my tweeties for their prayers but god has chosen to take my sister Yvette home…”
According to NewsOne, Wilson went to California’s San Jose State University and became a regular on Russell Simmon’s Def Comedy Jam. Her big break came on the short-lived sitcom Thea (1993), which, like Moesha, starred Brandy Norwood.
In addition to Moesha, which she was on from 1996-2000, and The Parkers, from 1999-2004, Wilson appeared in the films House Party 2, House Party 3, Friday, and Poetic Justice.