Alaina Reed Has Passed Away

Alaina Reed Hall-Amini has passed away. Best known for her role on Sesame Street and 227, the 63 year old actress reportedly died on December 17th after a lengthy battle with cancer.

Born in Springfield, Ohio, Alaina began her career in Broadway and off-Broadway productions. She was among the original cast members in the 1974 off-Broadway production of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band on the Road. Hall also appeared in productions of Hair, Chicago, and Eubie!
In addition to stage and television work, according to Wikipedia, Hall has also appeared in several films including “Death Becomes Her” (1992), opposite Goldie Hawn and Meryl Streep, “Cruel Intentions” (1999), and the 2007 independent feature “I’m Through with White Girls” (The Inevitable Undoing of Jay Brooks).
Hall-Amini was married 3 times. Her first marriage, which produced two children, ended in divorce. In December 1988, she married actor Kevin Peter Hall after meeting him when he guest starred on “227.” She was widowed in 1991 after her husband died of pneumonia-related complications after contracting AIDS. At the time of her death, Hall was married to Tamim Amini

Condolences/cards should be sent to her husband: Mr. Tamim Amini at 10044 Woodley Ave. North Hills, CA 91343



  1. I know a lot of sistas are come up with some conspiracy theories after reading this, so let’s put the whole truth out there before it gets out of hand: Her second husband contracted AIDS through a blood transfusion. I know what some of yall were thinking.

  2. Sad to hear this..Deaths are still happening right up to the new year..So sad..And RIP Brittney Murphy!

  3. I used to work at a church where Alaina was very active as a volunteer and she had such a beautiful spirit and down to earth personality. We would chat often and she would give me the best advice, not to mention she was hillarious and kept me laughing all of the time. Rest in peace Alaina, you are missed.

  4. R.I.P. Alaina and Briitney
    Who else noticed all of these celebrities dying this year? It’s so sad.

  5. Rose was such a sweet beautiful character. I am sure Alaina was just as sweet as well

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