(ABC NEWS) -- Della Reese, best known recently for her role as Tess on the hit TV series "Touched by an Angel," died Sunday, her family confirmed for ABC News. She was 86.
Details of her death were revealed in a statement from Reese's family and her longtime friend and co-star Roma Downey.
"On behalf of her husband, Franklin Lett, and all her friends and family, I share with you the news that our beloved Della Reese has passed away peacefully at her California home last evening surrounded by love," the statement began.
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