It is with a heavy heart that we say goodbye to the legendary Della Reese as she has passed away at 86. We offer our deepest sympathy, respect and condolences to her family, friends and fans. This powerhouse will truly be missed.
Her costar Roma Downey released this exclusive statement to PEOPLE magazine “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”
She will truly be missed.