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Celebrities React to Nia Wilson’s Passing

Celebrities React to Nia Wilson’s Passing

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Nia Wilson was the youngest of six sisters and two brothers, however, she always knew how to standout through her sense of style, caring heart, and ambitious personality. Sadly her life was cut short this Sunday when she was attacked and killed by a man with a knife after stepping off a train with her two sisters at an Oakland, California, transit station. One of her two sisters, Lahtifa Wilson, 26, was also stabbed. She was taken to the hospital, and was later released.

It’s been four days since Nia’s death, and the family is still having a hard time processing the entire situation. Her sisters express that in a situation like this Nia would be there to comfort them and they feel lost without her support. 

The man who was accused of stabbing her, John Cowell, 27, made his first appearance in court yesterday afternoon. In this hearing he did not enter a plea. Cowell is homeless man and has a lengthy criminal record, along with suffering from bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.

Celebrites have also taken to their social media in response to the sad event. People from the likes of Viola Davis, Reese Witherspoon, Jada Pinkett Smith and Kehlani are one of the many who had words to say about the unfortunate incident that took place. Kehlani spoke about the incident as ‘wild’ and ‘super heartbreaking’ and Jada Pinkett Smith, who just found out about the incident after coming back from vacation said that ‘the pain don’t stop. Rest in Peace Nia.’