Actress Known For Her Roles On ‘That’s So Raven’ And ‘The View’ Shares Sad News

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Raven-Symoné Christina Pearman-Maday, also known as just “Raven,” best known for her roles on “That’s So Raven” and “The View,” revealed heartbreaking news about the recent passing of her younger brother, Blaize. In an emotional Instagram video posted a day after her 38th birthday, the actress shared that Blaize had lost his battle with colon cancer last month.

Expressing gratitude for the love and support she received on her birthday, Raven-Symoné admitted that the celebration was bittersweet due to her brother’s recent passing. Blaize had been battling colon cancer for approximately two years before he peacefully passed away.

In the Instagram video, Raven-Symoné acknowledged the roller coaster of emotions her family had been experiencing. She shared that the loss of her brother has been a profound and challenging journey, with emotions weaving in and out of her body and mind.


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The “Cheetah Girls” star expressed her love for Blaize and promised to share more details about his life on December 16, which would have been his birthday. Raven-Symoné addressed her Instagram family, as well as her family and friends at home, expressing gratitude for their incredible support during this difficult time.

LOS ANGELES – FEB 24: Raven-Symone arrives at the “Beastly” Premiere at Pacific Theaters at The Grove on February 24, 2011 in Los Angeles, CA

The comments section of the post flooded with condolences and support for the actress. Raven-Symoné’s wife, Miranda Pearman-Maday, expressed her love, while actress Shanica Knowles offered her deepest condolences. Fans and friends joined in sharing love and blessings, expressing sympathy for the pain Raven-Symoné and her family are going through.


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Blaize, who previously appeared with his sister on “Celebrity Family Feud,” shared a close bond with Raven-Symoné. The siblings often appeared together on the red carpet, showcasing their strong family connection. Blaize, who would have turned 32 on the Saturday following Raven-Symoné’s birthday, had a warm and supportive presence in his sister’s life.

Throughout Raven-Symoné’s career, Blaize made a number of appearances with her. The younger brother even took to his own Instagram account to share touching moments with Raven-Symoné. In 2019, he posted a sweet tribute on her birthday, humorously capturing her sleeping on a plane with the caption: “You know you’re getting old when you are sleeping and there are free drinks to be had!!! Happy Birthday @ravensymone embarrassing photos are the best!!!”

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