Yvette Wilson, who played Andell Wilkerson, had cervical cancer and was 48, according to various news reports

By Stephen M. Silverman
Updated June 15, 2012 10:20 AM
Courtesy Yvette Wilson

Comedian Yvette Wilson, who had been battling stage 4 cervical cancer and kidney disease, died Thursday, reports NewsOne.com and other news outlets. She was 48.

Wilson was best known as Andell Wilkerson on UPN’s Moesha and its spinoff, The Parkers. In addition, she appeared in the movies House Party 2, House Party 3 and Friday.

Wilson’s Moesha costar Shar Jackson Tweeted Thursday evening: “I wanna thank all my tweeties for their prayers but god has chosen to take my sister Yvette home.”

According to NewsOne, Wilson went to California’s San Jose State University and became a regular on Russell Simmon’s Def Comedy Jam.. Her big break came in 1993, on the short-lived ABC sitcom Thea, which, like the later Moesha, also starred Brandy Norwood.