Yvette Wilson (March 6, 1964 – June 14, 2012)

Yvette Renee Wilson entered comedy because she lost a bet to a friend. Her first role came from the 1993 sitcom Thea. Though the series was cancelled after 13 episodes, she was able to get a role in House Party 3 and the movies Friday, Poetic Justice and Don’t Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood.

In 1996, she became well known starring as Andell Wilkerson on Moesha. In 2000, she left to reprise her character on the series The Parkers. After that, she returned to the comedy circuit.

While battling cervical cancer, kidney disease and in need of a kidney transplant, Wilson died of cervical cancer June 14, 2012, at age 48.