Dogg Pound rapper Kurupt spoke to MTV News and expressed his loss and gratitude to everyone who sent their well wishes to Natina Reed, the popular singer of '90s R&B group Blaque.
Though they never married, Kurup and Reed were engaged in the early 2000s and have a 10-year-old son, Tren Brown, together.
On Sunday, Reed was crossing a street when she was struck by a car and died instantly. She died two days shy of her 33rd birthday.
On Sunday evening, Kurupt expressed his profound loss and extended his gratitude for the outpouring of well-wishes in a statement to MTV News:
"Myself and Tren, Natina's son, would like to thank everyone for their love and support during this tragic time," he said. "This is a tremendous loss to our family. Natina was a great person and I wish everyone had the opportunity to meet her and know her as I did."
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Reed family during this tragic time.
SOURCE: MTV News
Photo of Natina Reed's son, Tren Brown