Natina Reed of Blaque Killed After Being Hit by a Car [Update]

Natina Reed

Natina Reed of late-’90s girl group Blaque was reportedly killed in a hit-and-run accident on Saturday in Atlanta.

The 32-year-old singer was struck by a car while crossing the street, according to various reports and tweets (via MTV News).

Her groupmate Brandi Williams confirmed the sad news, tweeting, “Last night the world was changed forever, life will never be the same….she was my sister.”

Reed, a protégé of late TLC member Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes, was part of the R&B trio, whose hits included “Bring It All to Me” and “808.” She also starred in the 2000 teen comedy Bring It On.

Her Bring It On co-star Gabrielle Union tweeted, “#RIP #Sad #BringItOn,” while former Pussycat Doll Melody Thornton sent her condolences. “I loved Blaque!! RIP Natina Reed. I’m so sorry to her family for their lose. Very sad,” she said.

Reed is survived by her 10-year-old son, Tren Brown, with rapper Kurupt.

UPDATE: TMZ reports that the accident was not a hit-and-run. The driver of the vehicle that struck Reed called 911 at 10:30 p.m. on Friday night. Reed was taken to Gwinnett Medical Center and pronounced dead at 10:59 p.m.

“Preliminary information indicates that Reed was in the roadway on Lawrenceville Highway near Hamilton Road when struck,” reads a press release. The driver “was determined to be not at fault and there are no charges pending.”

Reed’s fellow Blaque members Brandi Williams and Shamari Fears-DeVoe mourned the loss of their groupmate. “We are devastated by the loss of our group member, sister, and friend,” they said in a joint statement. “She will forever be missed and her global influence eternally felt.”



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95 Comments

  1. yep!

    So sad…my heart just dropped! RIP

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    MinajRules2013too Reply:

    @yep!, Who is she? Ohh must be some HAS BEEN! But anyways Rest in peace girl.

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    G.O.O.D. Reply:

    @MinajRules2013too, OMG gtfo bxtch, you dont know shxt bout music. Fuking hood azz hoe

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    Lola Reply:

    @MinajRules2013too, wtf is wrong with your basic nicki Minaj groupie ass, she died in a horrible way point blank period. Nicki Minaj is a HAS BEEN, beez in the trap FOH with that BS!

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    meme Reply:

    @MinajRules2013too, unbelievable. COme on man. For real.

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    marcus Reply:

    @MinajRules2013too disrecpectful little BITCH! loved Blaque n da 90s , 808 was my jam! Oh. Dats why Cunt likes Minaj. Like no music was made before her. Get Fuck Outta Here.

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    Looney Reply:

    @MinajRules2013too, GROW UP.

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    Duarte008 Reply:

    @MinajRules2013too, you miserable idiot. Your life must be so pointless and hopeless that you think your comment is funny.

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    TheOnlyOne Reply:

    @MinajRules2013too, eugh you’re giving us Nicki Minaj stans a bad name .__. get.

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    BraveHeart Reply:

    @MinajRules2013too, You’re so disrespectful

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    KARMA Reply:

    @MinajRules2013too, BITCH RIP TO YOU HIV HOE I HOPE SOMEBODY KILL YOUR PUNK ASS YOU HAS BEEN

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    Spitt Reply:

    @MinajRules2013too, that was super corny ma…how can u diminish something and your screen name says your someone else..smh…

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    Fa Reply:

    @MinajRules2013too, disgusting sick sad person get off this page. RAPUP needs to administrate your ass off this page you sich sad person!

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    truth Reply:

    @MinajRules2013too, Your on the Devils list and have a first class seat to Hell. Good luck

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    E53 Reply:

    @MinajRules2013too, You sick PENDEJO! Natina Reed from Blaque made the most.. AWESOMEST SEXUAL Songs.. With a lil.. Hmph.. You’re so disrespectful. -_- Just you wait till someone wishes your grandma dead -_-

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    Joyams Reply:

    @MinajRules2013too, STFU u have no respect

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    Disrespecful F*** Reply:

    @MinajRules2013too, This is yet another inspiration your fave probably bit off of, everythin that ooompaloompa clown you worship does has already been done. You know it but it hurts We understand. Happy SUnday lil gul…or whatever you are….

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    RomanReloaded Reply:

    @Disrespecful F***, what does that have to do with the death of Natina? You’re not any different from that idiot Minaj Rules if you’re fighting your fire with hers. You should know better than that.

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    tune Reply:

    @MinajRules2013too, not cool, so not cool

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    OnlyOneMe Reply:

    @MinajRules2013too, If Nicki Knew About You She Would Be Very Disappointed… You Make My Girl Look Very BAD!

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    Amanda Reply:

    @MinajRules2013too, Disrespectful ass bitch. Don’t joke with death because it will come to you. You give Nicki fans a bad rep because of your ignorance.

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    Len1975 Reply:

    @MinajRules2013too, fuckin ignorant bitch!!!

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    queen bitch baby!! Reply:

    @MinajRules2013too, must be nicki herself or paid from her camp, your a fool!!!!just shut your fuckin mouth!!!! im beginning to hate rap up cause of your stupid fucking ass!!! every post your on spewing some fucking hate!!!! get a fucking life and get a job!!!

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  2. chris shorts

    this just made me teary eyed like i didnt expect it she was really talented … i remember growing up to her she was great … RIP

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    MinajRules2013too Reply:

    @chris shorts, Stop lying. This girl wasn’t even a True star.

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    JcLyric90 Reply:

    @MinajRules2013too, seriously you got fuking problems. Who cares if she wasnt that big the fact is she lost her life. And now her son has to go the rest of his life without his mother

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    Jake Reply:

    @MinajRules2013too, Shut your idiotic ass up and have some respect for the deceased. This woman accomplished more in her life than you ever will. Her “star power” is irrelevant here. A life is lost and you’re making jokes.

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    NiceBoy850 Reply:

    @MinajRules2013too, No You need to shut the hell up.

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    truth Reply:

    @MinajRules2013too, Your going to Hell. The devil probobly lives inside you.

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    tune Reply:

    @MinajRules2013too, this women has passed away and yet ur still hating, wtf is wrong with u, its sad that there are people in this world like u, disgusting

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  3. Biggibenzo

    I thought she was the flyest girl in the group. She will be missed. @BiggiBenzo

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  4. Chazzarae

    ron lopes (left eye brother) confirmed on his facebook that she was hit by a car but he said it wasnt a hit and run the couple who hit her, called the police and paramedics werent able to revive her, she died the day before her birthday #RIPNatina

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  5. 80's Kid

    omg that is just horrible. I grew up listening to there music Natina was so talented. RIP

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  6. MaZ

    R.I.P Natina. This so sad and crazy at the same time.

    She was the rapper of the group like her mentor Lisa ‘Left Eye’ Lopez.

    Who died around the same age and with a car involved in their death. 10 years later…Crazy!

    Story is repeating over again…

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  7. True Story

    That is so creepy. Left eye passed away and now Natina Reed? and they were cousins that just aint right. Life is crazy

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  8. Trina

    Very sad. Blaque had a few but memorable songs, also loved the song with her and Kurupt (Its Over). RIP!

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  9. 2bad2bme

    Wow that is too sad…blaque was my group…R.I.P. Marina damn

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  10. 2bad2bme

    *Natina…this stupid phone

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  11. autumn

    Wait today is Saturday dont you mean she passed yesterday on Friday?

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    Shina mone Reply:

    @autumn, They like to speak technically..Sat could be at 1am-2am- so it can be seen as both.

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    autumn Reply:

    @Shina mone, yeah true makes sense now. I wasnt thinking. So tragic how life works seriously horrible

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  12. NickiSlaysMe_

    Damn , so sad. Loved her raps in the Bring It On Movie . RIP Mama .

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  13. Issa

    SMH. RIP.

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  14. WOWzer

    what a violent death, R.I.P i remember her from early 2000′s

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  15. letmeloveu

    one day before her birthday!!! this is sad news :( r.i.p.

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  16. Morgan

    How big of a coward to you have to be to FLEE after the shit YOU inflicted?

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  17. JcLyric90

    When I heard about this I was really hoping it was just a rumor. Sad to see that it’s true. I’m Good will always be from favorite Blaque song.

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  18. Yasmine

    “When The Last Teardrop Falls”

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    Ursula Reply:

    @Yasmine, I used to love that song!!!! and “Right Next To Me.” Rest in Peace Natina. You will be missed soooo much.

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  19. BEDSTUYFLY

    OMG THATS HORRIBLE. REST IN PEACE. SMH SO SAD AND SUCH A BEAUTIFUL TALENTED WOMAN.

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  20. shame on this Wanda Sykes lookin ho

    R.I.P omg, that group was so talented. Its so sad to see so many icons of the 90′s (my favorite music era) passing away.

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  21. meme

    unbelievable. They were my fav group

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  22. Jay

    Oh no. I immediately recognized her when I saw that pic above. That’s so sad. I really liked Blaque. I’ll pray for her family.

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  23. G.O.O.D Music

    Who????

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    autumn Reply:

    @G.O.O.D Music, dont act smart. She lost her life ok. If you were around during the 90′s u would remember she was a member of the group Blaque.

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    G.O.O.D Music Reply:

    @autumn, Boo Hoo Welcome to the real world. People die everyday, nothing different.

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    Kalin Reply:

    @G.O.O.D Music, What an idiot. If it was Kanye or Sean, you’d be crying your eyes out. Grow up.

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    G.O.O.D Music Reply:

    @Kalin, Trust me I know all about losses. I love kanye music but I don’t give a damn about him on a personal level.

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    Duarte008 Reply:

    @G.O.O.D Music, lol your life must be so worthless to make such a comment. You must not have people who care about your worthless life.

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  24. bibi93

    It’s crazy!! 3 days ago I thought about Blaque… RIP Natina Reed

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  25. muni

    RIP Natina

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  26. deeJay

    I remember her from Bring It On (the first one). Great song she contributed!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N9xoBKWnoOk&feature=related

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  27. MmmHmm

    RIP NATINA REED :(

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  28. traci good

    People could be such ASSHOLE on here If u ne ver listen To Blaque why r u makin comments saying”who cares” or “not important” If you feel this way what is your point putting your 2cents in it If u don’t known the person from the group How about just say R.I.P.It’s

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  29. Oohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

    It was Diddy!

    But RIP!

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  30. YMCMINAJ

    And what about dem homies in africa who die every day from starvation and dehydration…? no ones cryin for them…

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    Liam Reply:

    @YMCMINAJ, Don’t put people’s suffering on a scale.

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  31. A. Reid

    Rapup needs to get the info correct. It was NOT a hit in run! All other news outlets are reporting that the driver is the one who called the police to report hitting a woman in the road. The police have determined the driver to not be at fault for the accident and no charges will be filed. She will be missed. Out of all of the groups from around their time that have diminished, I always wished they would return. My heart goes out to her family, her friends, and her fans!

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    Ursula Reply:

    @A. Reid, Well, I think the driver has some responsibility because even though it has been said that the driver called the police, it still doesn’t justify hitting someone with your car, killing them, and proceeding to drive. Technically it was like a hit-and-run because the drivers said they “thought she was a deer,” and kept going only to go back after contemplating their decision. Either way, someone should be charged because she didn’t kill herself. If it weren’t for the drivers not paying attention, she wouldn’t be dead right now. A good driver always drives defensively and watches for pedestrians or anything else that may be in the road.

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  32. Kyle

    There was a song that the rapper Kurupt used to have back in the day called “It’s Over” and Natina was featured on it and I used to LOVE THAT SONG!!! I remember Blaque but I was never really into them. Natina was the member that definitely stuck out though. RIP.

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  33. carleen

    Rip natina Reed my condolences goes out to your family for their lost

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  34. Ang

    My heart and prayer goes to her friends and family. this is so tragic. RIP Natina

    ps. its so ironic how her mentor left eye lisa and her have almost the similarity loosing their life 10 years after.

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  35. Kam

    RIP Natina

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  36. cOmeATMEbRO

    I feel hella bad for her son, family, and bandmates Shamari and Brandi(who she called her “sisters”).
    Blaque was actually planing on making a comeback, they had just relaunched their facebook page, and they also did a performance at the “Left Eye music festival” this year.

    And as much as people may want to compare, I don’t think you can compare her situation to Left Eye’s.

    But Shamari and Brandi both stated that the “Blaque” album was still on it’s way(which i hope is true, considering the fact that their other 3 albums got shelved). And Natina wasn’t only just the “rapper” of the group, she was a singer as well. Listen to the chorus to “Bring It All To Me” and her solo song “Mind Of A King” which was on the “Blaque” album.

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  37. truth

    Blaque was on the verge of making a comeback i heard they just got back together and were gonna record a new album. Thats really sad. How did Natina even end up being in the middle of the Highway something doesnt seem right. And reports that said it was a “Hit and Run” were false and that driver actually called 911. See that just shows that the media will put out crap info about a persons death and not everything will be true. Im almost positive that theres something we arent being told. Her death was no accident

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  38. freshed

    TODAY would have been her birthday. Rest In Paradise. I know her and Lisa is still celebrating

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  39. E53

    This sux.. They were like.. The dirty Destiny’s Child.. Almost.. And they were too cool.. *sigh.. It won’t be the same without her.. RIP.

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    TruthBeTold Reply:

    @E53, “The dirty Destiny’s Child”

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    TruthBeTold Reply:

    @E53, You obviously never listened to Blaque because they were NOTHING like Destiny’s Child.

    They were like the “sister” group to TLC. They didn’t even make “dirty” music like that.

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  40. Ra

    Its really ironic how left eye who was the rapper of the group and passed away and show was the founder of blaque and now reed who is the rapper of the group she passed away its really said and I pray that she rest in peace

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    TCW Reply:

    @Ra, I apologize if I am misinterpreting your comment, but you do know left eye was the rapper of TLC and discovered Blaque?

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  41. CiaraFan

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY NATINA REED!!! R.I.P #BlaqueOut

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  42. selam

    R.I.P

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  43. Love Me

    All of you who are responding to the ding bats with no compassion for people are just wasting your time and words. People like that are not affected by anything that you say back to them for their negativity and cruel behavior. Ignoring them and their insensitive words is the best antidote for them.

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  44. boom boom

    lol. funny how everyone went on MinajRules2013too. That’s exactly what that blogger wants, and the blogger sure do got the attention it was seeking.

    R.I. Natina

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  45. live life

    R.i.p natina reed

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  46. HotLikeFire

    Aww! I was so sad to hear that these rumors were true. Natina was my boo (I actually love all of Blaque) and she was hilarious in Bring It On, definitely a natural. I was just listening to their music all of two weeks ago. I’m about to play it again in her honor.

    BTW, it’s such a shame that there other albums were shelved. I’ve heard some of the songs from those albums and they sounded really good!

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  47. TCW

    omg I can’t believe she is dead! R.I.P. Natina Reed

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  48. yourboycelebrity

    So Sad. I hate to think her prostitution pass is to blame but its not adding up. She was in the middle of no where with no lighting, and no stores in the area. RIP NATINA

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    B*tches In Paris Reply:

    @yourboycelebrity, Wtf ?

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  49. Asa

    This really makes me sad. I loved Blaque, still do actually.

    R.I.P. Natina

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  50. #RihannaNAVi

    I’ve never heard of her or them but RIP /:

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  51. RIPNATINA

    I’m still having such a hard time believing this. I loved Blaque since they first came out but Natina was always my favorite. I know she’s not hurting anymore and that she’s with her big sister (as she called her) Left Eye. RIP Natina :(

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  52. uwillalwaysshinenatina

    omg when me and my mom heard that she died we both cried thats so sad i really love them even though i dont listen to their music much i really the songs i have already listen to

    but RIP NATINA REEDS(we all will miss u so much)

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  53. Ramon Hart

    And, her grandfather just contacted me a year before her death to confirmed that we are biologically related! Natina died the week of my 44th birthday. R.I.P. cousin Natina.

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