“I’m in complete shock. Completely heartbroken. It will take a minute,” Perry’s headline read.
Written by actress Troy Byrne and directed by Robert Townsend, the film revolves around two Georgia women who go to Los Angeles to raise some money to start their own business.
Diesel Reid has appeared in a number of projects, including the 2011 Tyler Perry movie “Media’s Big Happy Family” and the TV sitcom “Eve”.
Dessel Reid wrote that “her light could never be dimmed, and it was contagious.”
“Natalie represented real black women, but black women are not considered,” Perry wrote. “For that she was often valued and passed on – she really missed the stage she deserved. But her light continues to shine through the people who grew up watching her, those who knew her well and loved her.”