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There have been a number of deaths involving cast members from 90’s tv sitcom “Moesha”. Following the show’s finale,  one year late  on Nov. 9, 2002 Merlin Satana (26 years) of the show was shot several times after being accused of trying to rape a 15 year old girl. The accuser later confessed rape allegations were false. On Jan. 19, 2005 Lamont Bentley was killed in a fatal car crash driving on Highway 118  (30 miles northwest of Los Angeles) when his vehicle went over an embankment, ejecting him (the sole occupant) from the vehicle and into traffic where five cars struck him.  On Dec. 30,2006 Brandy Norwood was in a car accident whereby Awatef Aboudijah driver of the other vehicle was killed. On August 9,2008 Bernie Mac who also played on the sitcom died of pneumonia and sarcoidosis.


Sad news: Comedian Yvette Wilson, who had been fighting stage 4 cervical cancer and kidney disease, died Thursday, according to several reports. She was 48.

Wilson was best known for her role on the UPN shows Moesha and its spinoff, The Parkers. Her Moesha co-star Shar Jackson acknowledged her death in a tweet last night:

“I wanna thank all my tweeties for their prayers but god has chosen to take my sister Yvette home.. … ”

Update, 1:35 p.m. ET:

A friend of Wilson’s who helped spearhead a fundraising site for her confirms the news:

“It is with a heavy heart that I can verify that Yvette passed away last evening after a lengthy and hard battle. She was a fighter to the end, and her talent, humor and amazing friendship will be sorely missed. She will live on through her awesome body of work. I would ask that you continue to donate on this page to support her family in this trying and sad time. Thank you SO much for your support and love for Yvette – she knew it, read your comments and it lifted her up. Again, thank you – Jeffrey Pittle”