Della Reese has died at the age of 86.
The actress and gospel-influenced singer who found fame as Tess, the wise angel in the television drama “Touched by an Angel,” died on Sunday, November 19.
No further details were included in the statement.
Before “Touched by an Angel” made its debut in 1994, Reese was known mainly as a singer.
However, she had costarred on “Chico and the Man,” ″Charlie and Company” and “The Royal Family” and hosted her own talk show, “Della.”
“Touched by an Angel,” told the story of an apprentice angel (Roma Downey) and her supervisor (Reese) being sent to Earth to solve people’s problems appeared to have little chance in a TV world dominated by sitcoms and police dramas.
“I know heaven has a brand new angel this day.”
Reese is survived by her husband, Franklin Lett, and three children.
May her soul rest in peace.
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