Erica Watson was 48 years old Actor and Comedian, Feb28th she passed away due to a COVID-19 complication, her friends and family members paid tribute on social media.
Watson’s friend Christopher Fort said in a statement “It’s just so sad. It’s so sad the world is missing out on her,” and another friend added, “She was like a hidden gem of Chicago.”
Who was Erica Watson?
She was an Actress and Social Media Personality, she is best know for her appearance in the Precious (2009), Top Five (2014), and Chicago Fire (2012).
Talking about her education, she attended Kenwood Academy and earned BA and MA from Columbia College. Also, She is a St. Thomas the Apostle Elementary School alum and currently stars in the short film “BlacKorea” and has appeared in the Oscar-nominated film “Precious,” “ChiRaq,” “Top Five,” and “Side Effects” following starring in the feature film “Dirty Laundry.”
Erica also been featured on TLC’s Big Sexy, The Dr. Phil Show, The Oxygen Network, The WE Channel, Black Entertainment (BET), MSG-TV, You & Me This Morning, The TV Guide Network and is a recurring correspondent for “Windy City Live,” and “The Jam.” Watson is also a blogger for the Huffington Post.
Additionally, Erica has been featured on the NBC drama “Chicago Fire” and “Empire” a FOX drama directed by Lee Daniels. Later, in her career, Watson was featured in two Gracie Award-winning commercials that she wrote for the Oxygen Network called “Tresstify” and “Kiss & Tell;” as well as a recent guest star on TV One’s sitcom “Love That Girl” and featured on NBC’s “Last Comic Standing.”
Erica was a commentator and pundit for six Black Entertainment (BET) specials, including “Shining Stars: BET Awards Nominee Special” (2010) “They Like Me: BET Awards Nominee Special” and “Top 12 BET Award Show Moments” (both in June 2009); “Countdown to 2009: BET Year in Review” (December 2008); “I Wanna Thank My Momma: BET Awards Nominee Special” (June 2008); “The Evolution of Mary J. Blige” (March 2008); and “The Evolution of Jay-Z” (April 2008). Additionally, Watson is a recurring politics and pop culture panelist on the BETJ talk show “My Two Cents;” and director of the reality TV Series “My Model Looks Better Than Your Model” on the BETJ Network.
Erica’s 1 woman show “Fat Bitch!” was a 2010 Black Theater Alliance Award Nominee, and was curated at The Brooklyn Museum as a part of Target First Saturdays in October 2010. In 2017, Erica curated and hosted a “Feminist Comedy Marathon” at The Brooklyn Museum which featured 50 of NYC’s best and brightest female comedians.
After she passed away, agent and film producer, Patti Gill said “She was always trying to give some sort of publicity to the locals,” and added “She was always trying to give them a hand. She never forgot where she came from.”
Her death was announced by Erica’s brother on Facebook, during her time of death she was in Jamaica. On Feb28th, Erica took to Facebook last time and wrote “I need full prayers. My oxygen is at 75%. They will give me full tubal coma if my oxygen in not at 95% in 2 hours. I do nont want this. I am scared. Prayers are needed now!!!!!! Get erica oxygen to 90% now!!!!!!!.”
How old Erica Watson? She was born on Feb 26, 1973, and from Chicago, Illinois, she was 48 years old as of 2021.
On Facebook, she describer herself as “Comedian. Writer. Director. Aspiring Stripper.” Furthermore, Erica Watson is also known as “Miss Poundcake’s.”
Her Net Worth was $450K USD as of 2021.