Hollywood actress, Royana Black, who starred in Broadway’s Brighton Beach Memoirs, is dead.
Black died at the age of 47 in Los Angeles after battling with Myeloid Leukemia.
Her family announced her death on Tuesday, July 28, describing her death as a sudden one.
“We are shocked by the outpouring of support from friends and fans.
“Royana Black had an infectious smile and laugh which could light even the the darkest of days. She was a beautiful person inside and out. She was truly an angel on earth,” the statement read in part.
Black grew up in New York state and, at age 10, she played Laurie, the cousin of main character Eugene, in Neil Simon’s “Brighton Beach Memoirs” on Broadway, Deadline noted.
Royana worked alongside Matthew Broderick on the Broadway play and held the role for 10 years.
A few years later she landed the teen daughter role of Miranda Marshak on “Raising Miranda,” in which her character and on-screen father (James Naughton) learn to cope after her mother leaves them.
Meanwhile, Herald.ng earlier reported that Toyin Lawani had reacted to claims that Dorathy, housemate in 2020 Lockdown edition of reality game show, Big brother Naija, is an escort.
In a post shared online, the popular designer said Dorathy is not into runs*, contrary to social media speculations.
*Runs is a colloquial term for a lady into prostitution in Nigeria.
This is coming after an online user alleged that Dorathy registered on an escort site where men chat up ladies for paid sex.
Toyin who slammed the user, disclosed the real Runs girl is in the house with Dorathy, deceiving viewers with her innocence and beauty.
“Shut the fuck up , Oloriburuku, not judging o , but you can keep it to yourself, ogun lomapa e, leave Dorothy the fuck alone the real runs girl is in that fucking house with her , But acting all cute and innocent , all you blind bats see is beauty and get lost , time will expose her I can assure you that , you know me , I don’t give 10 fucks I say what I say cause I know what I say . This matter will settle itself .. no be my mouth una go hear say teacher mama die, if the person no shit come my side I for no go voice
.Toyin Lawani further wrote;
“Why must people always look for a way to bring others down , why , super pissed , whether you like it or not , Dora is the explorer , that girl is gonna stay till the end . Signed by #kingofallQueens”