RIP ~ Actress And Singer Della Reese Has Died At The Age Of 86.

“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. 
A Young Della Reese

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,” her costar Roma Downey confirmed to PEOPLE in an exclusive statement.

“She was a mother to me and I had the privilege of working with her side by side for so many years on Touched By an Angel. I know heaven has a brand new angel this day. Della Reese will be forever in our hearts. Rest in peace, sweet angel. We love you.

Della Reese starred in the Harlem Nights Movie in 1989 with Eddie Murphy, Richard Pryor and Red Foxx. 
Della Reese & Eddie Murphy in Harlem Nights

Harlem Nights
Della leaves behind 4 children.