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Forest Whitaker’s ex-wife, Keisha Nash-Whitaker, dies aged 51

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Actor Keisha Nash-Whitaker, the ex-wife of The Last King of Scotland star Forest Whitaker, has died. She was 51.

The pair were married for 22 years, from 1996 to 2018. They shared two children: Sonnet, 27, and True, 25. She was also the mother of 32-year-old daughter Autumn, while Whitaker has a 33-year-old son, Ocean, both from a previous relationship.

Their youngest daughter, True, shared the news of her mother’s death on her Instagram Story early Thursday morning (7 December), writing: “Goodbye mommy. I love you 4ever and beyond.

“The most beautiful woman in the world … thank you for teaching me every single thing I know. I’ll see you in my dreams and I’ll feel you in my heart.”

The Independent has approached Whitaker’s representative for comment.

The former couple met on set of Whitaker’s 1994 action thriller Blown Away when Nash-Whitaker was cast to portray his character’s girlfriend. Although, Nash-Whitaker said that before they had met, she had seen him in 1991’s crime-comedy A Rage in Harlem.

“Right away, I thought Forest had a gentle soul and a nice spirit,” she said of the 62-year-old The Butler actor in a 2020 interview with Essence.

True Whitaker on Instagram Story

(True Whitaker on Instagram Story)

Nash-Whitaker and Whitaker got married in 1996 in Jamaica. The Oscar-winning actor filed for divorce in 2018, citing “irreconcilable differences”.

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Actor Keisha Nash-Whitaker, the ex-wife of The Last King of Scotland star Forest Whitaker, has died. She was 51.

The pair were married for 22 years, from 1996 to 2018. They shared two children: Sonnet, 27, and True, 25. She was also the mother of 32-year-old daughter Autumn, while Whitaker has a 33-year-old son, Ocean, both from a previous relationship.

Their youngest daughter, True, shared the news of her mother’s death on her Instagram Story early Thursday morning (7 December), writing: “Goodbye mommy. I love you 4ever and beyond.

“The most beautiful woman in the world … thank you for teaching me every single thing I know. I’ll see you in my dreams and I’ll feel you in my heart.”

The Independent has approached Whitaker’s representative for comment.

The former couple met on set of Whitaker’s 1994 action thriller Blown Away when Nash-Whitaker was cast to portray his character’s girlfriend. Although, Nash-Whitaker said that before they had met, she had seen him in 1991’s crime-comedy A Rage in Harlem.

“Right away, I thought Forest had a gentle soul and a nice spirit,” she said of the 62-year-old The Butler actor in a 2020 interview with Essence.

True Whitaker on Instagram Story

(True Whitaker on Instagram Story)

Nash-Whitaker and Whitaker got married in 1996 in Jamaica. The Oscar-winning actor filed for divorce in 2018, citing “irreconcilable differences”.

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