MediaTakeOut.com is sad to tell you that actress Alaina Reed Hall, who played the Rose from 227, passed away at age 63. She battled for many years with breast cancer. In addition to her work on 227, Alaina also played Olivia, Gordon's younger sister' on Sesame Street. She also had guest roles on shows such as "Ally McBeal", "Friends" and "A Different World".
Alaina was married three times and has two children. Her second marriage was to a 227 co-star, Kevin Peter Hall, who began starring as Rose's love interest. The two began a romantic relationship in 1988 and eventually married. Kevin Hall passed away in 1991, due to complications of AIDS from a blood transfusion.
Why can't your staffers EVER use grammatically correct headlines SMH R.I.P
awww, i used to LOVE that show...everybody got they day tho.
sad.. wow rose.. rip
aww that is so sad. I loved that show. May she rest in peace
***. WTF. EVERYONE DYING. RIP
Both leading ways for african-americans to die. smh cause its so sad and true.
Sorry to hear the sad news.
In case you didn't know (usually, MTO gets facts wrong because they don't do thorough research!), Alaina's ex-husband, Kevin Peter Hall, played the creature in the Predator movies and Harry and the Hendersons
Such a tragedy..RIP..evrybodys passing away, sad
A beautiful and talented black woman... rest in peace.
*** too many ppl dyin in 2009. brittany murphy jus died yesterday now another one bites the dust. i have no idea who dis lady is but RIP
so sad, they usually go in 3's. and for us here in trinidad, that's the third.
227 WAS THE *** BACK IN THE DAYS... SHE WILL BE GREATLY MISSED R.I.P.
this is sad .R.I.P
Omgee what is the world comin to...everyone is dying it's sad mann...is God tryin to warn us or something...y'all live like today could be your last Bcus 2morr Is not promised...I love y'all even tho we all cnt get alone y'all still my family
man.... if they were to do an Unsung on actors and actresses, she'd be among the list of names that just didn't get noticed like she should have. R.I.P. 'Rose'
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Darn. Sorry to hear that. With people falling like flies, 2010 may be a very scary year.
That is a good idea Zeus. I love Unsung. R.I.P. Rose.
dayum i aint know she was 63...RIP Luv
Rest in peace. You will be missed
Can we get through 2009 without another celeb dying please. RIP
rip to her and Brittany Murphy
rip classic show
THIS WEEK SURE HAD 3
rose aka Alaina Reed Hall
Sad..Rest In Peace
R.I.P. She was a good actress!
You will be missed! Loved her.
This is the lady whom my mom got my name from. My name is Alaina, too.
May she rest in peace.
*** thats so sad...brittany died yesterday and now her that means a 3rd celebrity is going to pass.The Rule of Three
Vert sad I will give u prayers
THIS IS REALLY SAD AND SHOCKING AND NO WORDS CAN EXPRESS THE SADNESS THAT I FEEL.
ALAINA REED HALL
YOU WILL BE MISSED BY MANY
I luved that show. R.I.P. Rose..
Oh yea, I remember her, R.I.P.
Rest In Peace 2 a Beautiful & very talented Black Queen.
MY CONDOLENCES TO HER FAMILY AND FRIENDS :(
Alaina was one of the the more likable characters on the show 227, but I really liked all the people who lived in 227 on the show and made us laugh every week. So may her Spirit where ever it goes rest in peace. And I also would like to send condolences to actress Brittany Murphy's family as well! LOVED HER IN CLUELESS...ROLLING WITH THE HOMIES 4u2.com
Rip to a beautiful talented sister
R.I.P her husband who passed away of AIDS played the 1st Predator.
She was in Sesame Street too right....
At any rate, RIP b/c I am sure we will see you again.
R. I. P Rose,you will truly be missed:(
So now that is Rose Reed Hall and Brittany Murphy...who is next. This was a very bad year for celebs.
I agree MTO could have posted a better picture than this one. I am sure she has plenty of nice pics.
wow to many deaths this yr.
WOW! I am so sorry to hear. I willl still watch 227 if they aired it.
To the Reed Family, extended are condolances and offers of prayer for your peace of mind, your continuous will to do the work that God has given you. Your loved one, Alaina, was loved by many for so long. It is always sad when we loose loved ones, but we have to learn that this, is still a part of the circle of life. She will be missed and always loved.
YEP USED TO WATCH 227 AND SESAME STREET SHE WILL BE MISSED.
RIP Rose. I grew up watching 227, one of my favorite shows.
so sad! but y'all HELLA late MTO. she died Thursday!...none-the-less RIP, she will be missed
***, so sad :( I gotta tell the hubby b/c he loved that show.
May her soul rest in peace.
Sorry to hear that! R.I.P
I remember her from Sesame Street. RIP.
sorry to hear that........i wonder if she had AIDS too? ummmmmmmm
i remember that show 227 but dont remember her. but R.I.P
Very sad. I wish you had a pic of Kevin Hall so we could see which one he was.
I loved 227
Dam this is sad....RIP
dont know who she is but thats sad
2009 is a busy year for the soul collector
I remember her playing Olivia on Sesame Street w/the braids and playing one of the stepsisters on "Cindy" with the late Nell Carter. R.I.P.
Wow, so much tragedy, so close to the holidays. May Alaina rest peacefully, as well as Chris Henry and Brittany Murphy.
@ only1meeh: You big insensitive DUMMY! Didn't you see in the story that the woman died from BREAST CANCER?! SMDH.
Great actress, she will be missed RIP
I loved that show she was a great actress may she rest in peace @fredgeesanford i was just thinking the same thing Charlie Murphy's wife and Free's mom also passed during this holiday season may they all rest in peace
is every celebrity dying this year? rip
I loved 227 and her character. God bless her soul.
wow, there goes another huge part of my childhood.
love you, Alaina! rest in peace.
This is sad to hear. I've always wondered about her health every since he husband died of AIDS and he knew he had it. I was thinking how cold that was.
Breast Cancer is the claim but I'm sure it was AIDS.
CONDOLENCES TO THE FAM...
R.I.P Alain Reed..May GOD be with you and your family....And MTO why is this not top story news?!
God bless her and all the people we lost in 09
RIP! We need to find a cure for cancer!
Mary,Rose, Saandra and Pearl!...they were a mess in that building!...Thanks for the many Laughs!....Enjoy Heaven!...(there's no place like home..I mean no place chile!)...Great memories.
*** THAT'S TRAGIC.GOOD WOMAN.I THOUGHT IT WAS ROSE FROM GOLDEN GIRLS AT FIRST..
oh wow, she was quite young. What a beautiful lady
YOU COULD HAVE GOTTEN A BETTER PICTURE THAN THAT MTO
Loved that show. What is up with 2009? May she rest in peace.
RIP. Loved that show when I was a teen. Can't believe her second husband died of AIDS from a blod transfusion. He probably got it from some racist white doctor.
WOW thats sad. RIP.
OH NO!!!! I thought she was going to make it!!! I remember her saying on some show that many ppl who she thought would be there for her weren't. So sad to hear that. She looked so frail and thin. I wonder if she was talking about Marla Gibbs or Jackee Harris, maybe not.
RIP Alaina aka Rose
227 was mii ishh mann.!
yu will be missed!!
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...Nooooo! Not Olivia.....Man, Sesame Street was the SHOW back in the 70s...RIP
I remember watching that show when I was a tot. RIP Mrs. Hall
227 was one of my favorite shows, sorry to hear this about "rose".
Love u and May U Rest *** Peace!
Sad. WOMEN suffering from BREAST CANCER better start looking into FLAX SEEDS!!!!!!!!!!!!
yeah she was on sesame street!
aww man, R.I.P.
say it aint so lawd
rip i cant believe it
this news is just terrible
She was such a talent. R.I.P. Condolences to the family.
awww... so sad!!! They need to find a cure! LIKE NOW AND STOP THE ***!!!!
You know, while everybody was checking out Sandra (Jackee Harry), I was checking out Alaina!!! She was Thick As Hell, with Hella Booty!!!