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Actress and singer Natina Reed has died at the age of 32.

reedReed, who starred in 2000’s Bring It On and was a member of R&B trio Blaque, was struck and killed by a car as she walked in a major roadway in Georgia, police said on Saturday.

A press release from police in Gwinnett, Georgia said that they had received a call reporting that a pedestrian had been hit by a vehicle.

The statement continued: “The driver of the vehicle contacted 911 to request assistance. Natina Reed was pronounced dead at Gwinnett Medical Centre at 10.59 pm ET.”

Police also confirmed that while the investigation into Reed’s death is ongoing, there are currently no charges pending.

Reed’s Blaque bandmates Brandi Williams and Shamari Fears-DeVoe said in a joint statement: “We are devastated by the loss of our group member, sister and friend Natina Reed. Because of the enormous support of Blaque fans and our love for each another, Blaque officially reunited this fall and we were in the process of working on a new album and a reality show.

“Natina continuously embodied the pioneering spirit of Blaque and her undeniable creativity touched the hearts of fans everywhere. Natina was a mother, sister, accomplished songwriter, artist and friend.

“We ask for your prayers at this time for Natina’s family. She will forever be missed and her global influence eternally felt. We thank God for the experiences we shared.”

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