Halle Berry displays on Natalie Desselle Reid's legacy of shifting tribute after her "devastating" dying
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According to Halle, Hollywood didn't really appreciate Natalie's gifts when casting the actress.
"Natalie represented real black women, not what black women perceive," said the X-Men star. "For this it was often underestimated, ignored – robbed of the platform that it really deserved. But its light continues to shine through the people who grew up and observed them, the people who knew them best and those of us who they loved. "
She added, "I will love you forever, my sweet friend."
A statement posted on Natalie's Instagram page praised the late performer as a "bright light in this world," not to mention an "extraordinary mother and wife."
Holly Robinson Peete tweeted that she was "absolutely decimated by this news" and stated that she met Natalie when her mother ran the actress.