The most iconic and sensational star Della Reese Passed away on Sunday morning at the age of 86 at her home in California.
Della Resse, best known for her role in the “Touched By An Angel” television series dies at the age of 86 after struggling with diabetes for 17 long years.
Della Resse was a multi-talent legend who was not just an actress but also a good jazz, gospel and pop singer. She rose to fame with a signature hit of “Don’t You Know” from her 1960 album, Della.
Della’s ex-husband Franklin Lett and her family released a statement saying, The actress “passed away peacefully at her California home surrounded by love” on Sunday.
“Through her life and work she touched and inspired the lives of millions of people,” adding further.
Della Resse played the most iconic role of being one of three heavenly angel in TV drama Touched by an Angel.
Della Resse’ death will remain an irreplaceable loss.
Fans and celebrities on twitter are mourning Della Resse’ death and remembering her kind action.
Rest In Peace to these angels; Della Reese and Earle Hyman. ?? pic.twitter.com/dkNjTyuwqQ
— Grace Byers (@LadyGraceByers) November 20, 2017
Legendary actress and R&B singer Della Reese is dead at 86. RIP. pic.twitter.com/RwHtcTeLA1
— Philip Lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) November 20, 2017
Don't act like y'all didn't watch the early years of Touched by an Angel RIP Della Reese
— Ira Madison III (@ira) November 20, 2017
I am completely devastated by the loss of Della Reese. She was a great co-star, sparring partner, drinking buddy, and friend. She taught me the power of prayer and the importance of humility. I’ll be forever grateful to call her my friend. pic.twitter.com/zGnFziuti6
— Jackée Harry (@JackeeHarry) November 20, 2017
— Angela Burgin Logan (@AngelaBLogan) November 20, 2017
— Cornell Wm. Brooks (@CornellWBrooks) November 20, 2017
The great Della Reese was one of the great influences in my life. She taught me so much about singing, phrasing & clarifying lyrics. I studied her albums over & over & sang along. I loved you, Ms. Reese. #RIP https://t.co/XTwHi9IRYp
— Betty Buckley (@BettyBuckley) November 20, 2017
Indeed! She was an angel who touched the lives of millions and spread love. Rest in Peace Della Reese.