A glimpse into the glamorous life of model Pasha Bleasdell as the music video vixen for Nelly, 50 Cent and Sean Paul dies aged just 38

PASHA Bleasdell became a style icon after starring in some of the biggest music videos the noughties.

The model and dancer, who has passed away aged 38, was hailed as a “video vixen” for her glamorous performances with Nelly, 50 Cent, Sean Paul and Pharrell Williams.

Pasha Bleasdell with rapper 50 Cent in his hit music video Pimp

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Pasha Bleasdell with rapper 50 Cent in his hit music video Pimp
Pasha Bleasdell also starred in Nelly's 2002 music video Hot In Herre

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Pasha Bleasdell also starred in Nelly’s 2002 music video Hot In HerrePhoto credit: YouTube/Nelly
The glamorous model was hailed as the leading'video vixen' of the'00s

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The glamorous model was hailed as the leading ‘video vixen’ of the ’00sPhoto credit: Instagram

Today, tributes came from shocked fans who remember her raunchy dance moves and effortless style.

The Instagram account Vixen Memoirs – which celebrates the glamorous stars of hip-hop videos of the noughties – celebrated their memory last night.

It published a gallery of images from magazine photoshoots at the height of her fame.

And it added in the caption: “The icon, the it girl, the one everyone wanted to be. Rest in Peace Pascha 1984-2022⁠.”

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One admirer wrote on Twitter: “Pasha Bleasdell is a legend.

“The denim vest with no shirt/bra…the Kangol with the wash and set…god we stole all her styles from the music videos.

“She was IT. RIP to an icon”

Another said: “We were just talking about the importance of video vixens in hip-hop.

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“RIP to Pasha de Matas Bleasdell. A true blue legend in the game.”

The Canadian-born model — sometimes dubbed Pasha de Matas — was still a teenager when she landed a starring role in one of the biggest chart hits of her time.

She can be seen squirming with Nelly in the video for his 2002 hit Hot In Herre.

The single shot at number one in the US and the video is still popular today with 169 million views on YouTube.

Pasha has appeared in dozens of other videos, most notably Pimp alongside rapper 50 Cent and Sean Paul’s Gimme The Light.

She was also featured in Tit 4 Tat of Fabolous with Pharrell Williams.

More recently, Pasha has kept a low profile and not much is known about her private life.

But in 2011, she showed off her collection of heels and spoke about her love for clubbing in an interview with a fashion blogger.

‘Wild Ride’

Music video legend Director X, who hired her for Hot In Herre and many others, shared the tragic news of her death last night.

Alongside a recap of her best on-screen moments, he wrote: “We lost a friend yesterday.

“Pasha Bleasdell died of a brain tumor on June 4, 2022 at 11:59 p.m.

“If you made videos in the 2000s 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, so we put her in the mix from there.

“It was a wild ride from there. I’ve put her in a million videos and spent just as much time hanging out.

“She was always genuine and cool. She never created drama.

“You never know when the last time you speak to someone will be the last time you speak.”

He added: “I hold onto my memories of you with love. Rest in power, Pasha.”

Hip-hop heavyweight Busta Rhymes wrote in replies, “This is awful!!! Rest Easy Queen Pasha.”

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Actor Terrence Howard and rapper Pusha T both simply responded with prayer emojis.

Taking to Twitter, a friend said: “I will miss your kind heart, forever remember your gentle approach to life.”

Pasha was spotted with her beloved shoe closet in 2011

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Pasha was spotted with her beloved shoe closet in 2011
Pasha in Sean Paul's hit Gimme The Light

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Pasha in Sean Paul’s hit Gimme The LightPhoto credit: YouTube/ Sean Paul
Pasha, left, was known for starring in Nelly's blockbuster video Hot In Herre

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Pasha, left, was known for starring in Nelly’s blockbuster video Hot In HerreCredit: Instagram/Director X
Rappers Busta Rhymes and Pusha T paid tribute to the late model and dancer

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Rappers Busta Rhymes and Pusha T paid tribute to the late model and dancerPhoto credit: YouTube/Nelly

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