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Legendary Musician And 'Touched By An Angel, Della Reese, Dies At Age 86

Updated On 20 Nov, 2017 Published On

Della Reese, The vocal powerhouse who also starred heaven-sent Tess on the TV series Touched By an Angel and became an ordained minister in real life, Della Reese, died Sunday evening at her home in Encino, Calif at age 86.

The exact cause of death that how she died is not confirmed yet but her manager Lynda Bensky said that Della had diabetes.

Legendary Musician And 'Touched By An Angel, Della Reese, Dies At Age 86

Legendary Musician And 'Touched By An Angel, Della Reese, Dies At Age 86

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Della is survived with her husband Franklin Lett and four children namely Deloreese, Franklin, James, and Dominique.

Della's co-star Roma Downey confirmed her death to PEOPLE in an exclusive statement;

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,

Additionally, she also posted an Instagram picture with the caption that shows her love towards late Della. Check it out.

Born on 6 July 1931 in Detroit’s Black Bottom neighborhood, Delloreese Patricia Early began singing in public when she was just 6-year-old at her local church, establishing her roots in gospel music.