Pasha Bleasdell, who was most famous for dancing in Nelly ‘s Hot in Herre video, has died of a suspected brain tumour, aged 38.
The model has been a part of some the noughties most iconic videos and Director X, who was responsible for some of these videos as well as Nelly’s iconic 2002 vid, shared a tribute to her on Instagram.
Earlier today, he posted to say that Pasha was “dead”.
Director X posted a tribute which consisted a mash-up of Pasha’s finest moments on film, including some of the 100 videos that he has directed.
Captioning the post, Director X wrote: “We lost a friend yesterday.
“Pasha Bleasdell passed away from a brain tumor June 4th 2022 11:59pm.”
Director X continued: “If you made videos in 2000’s or were around to watch them you know Pasha.
“We met her doing background work on the set of Donnell Jones ‘Where I Want To Be’ from there we put her in the mix.
“It was a wild ride from then on. I’ve put her in a million videos and spent just as much time hanging out.
“She was always genuine and cool. Never brought drama to set of life.”
“You never know when the last time you speak to some one will be the last time you speak.”
Director X concluded: “I hold on to my memories of you with love. Rest in Power Pasha January 24th 1984 – June 4th 2022.”
Hot in Herre was Nelly’s first Billboard number one and the video has wracked up 169 million views on YouTube.
Pasha is seen raunchily dancing with the rapper in the memorable video.
She also appeared with 50 Cent and Sean Paul in ‘Pimp’ and ‘Gimme the Light’ respectively.
Top hip-hop figures paid tribute to Pasha, who was dubbed the “video vixen”.
Busta Rhymes commented on the post: “This is terrible!!! Rest Easy Queen Pasha.”
Rapper Pusha T and actor Terrence Howard posted prayer emojis in the comment section.
Pasha was born in Canada on January 24, 1984 and it is thought she broke the millionaire barrier after a lifetime of performing.
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