“Touched By An Angel” Star Della Reese Dead at 86
Singer and actress Della Reese has died. She was 86.
“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,” her “Touched By An Angel” co-star Roma Downey confirmed to PEOPLE in an exclusive statement.
Downey continued, “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.”
Reese is survived by three children and her husband Franklin Lett. She was predeceased by daughter Deloreese