May 06, 2020
"Moesha" actress Sheryl Lee Ralph revealed that she lost her uncle to COVID-19, noting that the pandemic has been unkind.
The spread of the novel coronavirus has taken the world by storm, and while measures are being put in place to flatten the curve and stop the spread completely, some people have lost loved ones to the virus.
One such person is Sheryl Lee Ralph. The actress took to Instagram to share the obituary of her uncle, who died as a result of COVID-19.
The image, which was a black-and-white mock-up, showed that her uncle, whose name was George Ralph Sr, was born September 11, 1929, and died on April 3, 2020.
Sheryl indicated that the family was going to be laying him to rest. In her short caption, Sheryl wrote:
"Today, we will send my Uncle O'Neil off on his heavenly journey. #coronavirus has been very unkind."
Following the post, fans took to the comments section to sympathize with Sheryl, and most people offered their condolences urging her to be strong through it all, while others prayed that her uncle should continually rest in peace.
Some expressed that, indeed, coronavirus has been unkind to everyone, and some stated that although they did not know her Uncle O'Neil personally, they were sure he was proud of what Sheryl has accomplished.
Sheryl loves to be deeply invested in any character she plays.
Sheryl, who landed her breakthrough role as Deena Jones in the Broadway musical "Dreamgirls" in 1981, is an accomplished and talented actress. She has starred in various Broadway musicals, television series, and movies.
Speaking of her role as Dee Mitchell in "Moesha," Sheryl revealed that it was one of the characters she loved playing and would be excited to work on a reboot of the sitcom series. When asked to choose between her role in "Moesha" and her role in "Sister Act," she said:
"I don't think I can pick between the two. I'd love to do both of them. Those were two really, very great experiences for me."
For her, while she loved being in "Moesha," it was the impact that the "Sister Act" had on young people and the way they referred to it that endeared the movie to her heart.
Having been married once before, Sheryl admitted that her marriage to Senator Vincent Hughes was different because the two of them had learned the importance of effective communication, and that has been working for them.
Speaking of her blended family, Sheryl revealed that she is not trying to be a new mother to her stepkids but acknowledges that they have a mother, and all she wants them to realize is that they also have a mother and friend in her.
Sheryl, who loves to be deeply invested in any character she plays, revealed that the role she played on the television series "Fam" was closest to any of the characters she had played.