“Unfortunately I can verify Yvette‘s passing yesterday. She was a good friend, a talented actress and a very funny lady, both on screen and off,” close friend Jeffrey Pittle confirmed to E! News. “She will be sorely missed, but I’m sure her talent and humor will live on in her legion of fans. It’s a small comfort knowing we can still experience Yvette through the work she left behind.”
She had also been known for her roles in House Party, Friday and Russell Simmons Def Comedy Jam.
Her Moesha costar Shar Jackson was among a slew of celebrity colleagues who mourned her passing on Twitter.
“F–k Cancer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!” she wrote in the first of a series of tweets, adding, “Oh god…..My heart is soooo unbelievably broken….”
Shar later tweeted:
“I wanna thank all my tweeties for their prayers but god has chosen to take my sister Yvette home.”
“God bless u Yvette Wilson. Tears in my eyes. Keep God laughing,” lamented Jamie Foxx.
“R.I.P Yvette Wilson (Andell From The Parkers). She recently lost her battle with cancer. Life is short, so cherish yours,” reflected former Fugees singer Lauryn Hill.
“Yvette Wilson always a sweetheart…Need a moment. Y’all join me in my twitter moment of silence respecting a beautiful funny lady & friend,” tweeted Marlon Wayans.
The star had also been suffering for along time cervical cancer and in recent years had battled kidney failure and undergone kidney transplants.
“I met Yvette through work, and her spark of creativity was unmatched,” added Pittle, who at one time also had stage 4. “Our experiences with cancers gave us a special bond, and I am proud to have been able to lend her support emotionally, as well as financially through the fundraiser I held. I only wish I could have done more.”
No word yet on funeral plans.