As social media users, we are often exposed to viral trends on TikTok and false celebrity death hoaxes. While the former is fun to watch, the latter can be extremely distressing to fans who love and respect the celebrities involved. One of these hoaxes claimed that Cassi Davis, who starred as Ella Payne on Tyler Perry’s House of Payne, has passed away. The rumor was spread like wildfire on Facebook, Twitter, and other platforms.
Luckily, the actress’ friend and co-star Palmer Williams Jr. took to Instagram to debunk the rumors. He posted a screenshot of the article with “THIS IS A LIE” written over it in red letters. He also assured fans that the actress is alive and well.
According to Wikipedia, the actress, born Cassandra Davis-Patterson, is an American actress who played Ella Payne in Tyler Perry’s House of Payne, and Aunt Bam in several other films and television shows. She began acting in 1988 and has appeared on television shows such as Living Single, Married... with Children, Kenan & Kel, Hamlet & Hutch, and Boycott. Her big break came when she was cast in a series of Tyler Perry productions including Madea’s Family Reunion, Madea Goes to Jail, Madea’s Big Happy Family, Boo! A Madea Halloween, and A Madea Family Funeral.
Her on-screen chemistry with co-star LaVan Davis has led to some people believing that they are married in real life. However, the two are not related. LaVan is best known for his roles in Puff, Puff, Pass, Daddy’s Little Girls, and Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns.