Forest Whitaker’s Ex-Wife Keisha Nash-Whitaker Dies: Actress, Producer Was 51

Forest Whitaker, Keisha Whitaker

Forest Whitaker, Keisha Whitaker Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic

Keisha Nash-Whitaker, actress and producer ex-wife of Forest Whitaker, has died, her family confirmed. A cause of death was not released. She was 51.

Whitaker’s daughter True shared the news in an Instagram story, 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.”

Whitaker and Nash met on the set of Blown Away in 1994. In a 2020 interview with Essence, Nash said she’d seen Whitaker’s performance in A Rage in Harlem in 1991, before the two had met. “Right away, I thought Forest had a gentle soul and a nice spirit,” she said.

The couple married in Jamaica in 1996. Whitaker filed for divorce in 2018 citing “irreconcilable differences,” according to multiple media reports. The couple shared two daughters, Sonnet, 25, and True, 25.

Nash-Whitaker portrayed Collette in the 2004 film Proud, and executive produced Kief Davidson’s Kassim the Dream in 2008, according to her IMDB profile.

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