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Iconic Singer & Actress Della Reese Passes Away At Age 86

The entertainment world is mourning the loss of beloved actress/singer Della Reese, who passed away on Sunday (November 19) at the age of 86. Though many fondly remember Reese for her role as Tess in the ABC show Touched By An Angel, many in the Hip Hop community best know her for playing the role of Vera in the film Harlem Knights.

The iconic scene in which Vernest “Quick” Brown (Eddie Murphy) accuses Vera (Reese) of stealing, which results in a hilarious fight, was recreated by Busta Rhymes and comedian Mo’Nique for the “Pass The Courvoisier Part II” featuring Pharrell and Diddy.

Many Twitter and Instagram users shared the original clip as a tribute upon learning of her death. Some notable friends of the late star also shared kind words and memories.

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