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Celebrity Deaths in 2017: Stars We’ve Lost

US Weekly Logo By Megan French of US Weekly | Slide 1 of 59: <p>The Touched by an Angel alum and “Don’t You Know?” singer died at her home in California at age 86 on November 19. “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 said in a statement to Us Weekly on behalf of the late actress’ family. “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.”</p>

Della Reese

The Touched by an Angel alum and “Don’t You Know?” singer died at her home in California at age 86 on November 19. “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 said in a statement on behalf of the late actress’ family. “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.”

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