“I am in total shock. Absolutely heartbroken. I will need a minute,” Perry said.
Written by actress Troy Bayer and directed by Robert Townsend, the film revolves around two Georgian women who have ventured to Los Angeles to try to raise some money to open their own business.
Decil Reed has appeared in several other projects, including the 2011 Tyler Perry movie “Madea’s Big Happy Family” and the TV comic series “Eve”.
Perry wrote that Decil Reed “could never dim its light and was contagious.”
“Natalie was the representative of real black women, not what is seen as the black woman,” Berry writes. “Because she has often been underrated, overlooked – deprived of the platform she truly deserves. But her light continues to shine through the people who grew up watching her, the people who know her well and those who love her.”