Singer And 'Touched By An Angel' Star Della Reese Dead At 86

Della Reese - Getty Images


We remember jazz/gospel singer and Touched by an Angel star Della Reese who passed away at the age of 86. Just last year she open up to Radar Online: "My life is at stake" after a battle with type 2 diabetes. There hasn't been any official report on Reese's cause of death. Her Touched By An Angel co-star Roma Downey did release a statement on her passing:

“On behalf of her husband, Franklin Lett, and all her friends and family, I share with you the news that our beloved Della Reese has passed away peacefully at her California home last evening surrounded by love. She was an incredible Wife, Mother, Grandmother, friend, and Pastor, as well as an award-winning actress and singer. Through her life and work she touched and inspired the lives of millions of people. She was a mother to me and I had the privilege of working with her side by side for so many years on Touched By An Angel. I know heaven has a brand new angel this day. Della Reese will be forever in our hearts. Rest In Peace, sweet angel. We love you.”

Photo Credit: Getty Images

Patty Jackson: Patty TV

Patty Jackson: Patty TV

Listen to Patty Jackson every weekday from 10am-3pm and Sundays 8am-12n Read more


Content Goes Here