Della Reese, the big-voiced songstress who eventually launched a successful acting career in shows like “Touched By an Angel,” died Sunday night at her home in California. She was 86.
“Through her life and work she touched and inspired the lives of millions of people. I had the privilege of working with her side by side for so many years on ‘Touched By an Angel.’ I know heaven has a brand new angel this day. Della Reese will be forever in our hearts. Rest in peace, sweet angel. We love you,” she said.