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Model Pasha Bleasdell ‘dead’ at 38 of ‘brain cancer’ as Director X pays tribute to her iconic music videos

PASHA Bleasdell is dead at the age of 38, a tragic post from a colleague confirms.

Director X, who was behind many of the model’s famous music video appearances, paid tribute to her on June 6.

Pasha Bleasdell, who starred in Nelly's'Hot In Herre' music video and many others, has died at the age of 38

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Pasha Bleasdell, who starred in Nelly’s ‘Hot In Herre’ music video and many others, has died at the age of 38Photo credit: YouTube/Nelly
The legendary model, who graced countless music videos in the 2000s, died of a brain tumor

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The legendary model, who graced countless music videos in the 2000s, died of a brain tumorPhoto credit: YouTube/Nelly

Pasha, who starred in Nelly’s “Hot In Herre” music video, has died.

Director X – who has directed more than 100 music videos, including the 2002 hit – shared an Instagram post confirming the heartbreaking news.

Alongside a mashup of her onscreen moments, he wrote: “We lost a friend yesterday.

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

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Director X continued, “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 brought her into the game 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.

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

He concluded: “I hold onto my memories of you with love. Rest in force Passover, January 24, 1984 – June 4, 2022.”

Hot In Herre — the video that racked up 169 million YouTube views and was Nelly’s first Billboard No. 1 — was far from Pasha’s only big moment.

The legendary actress, front and center alongside Nelly, has also appeared in Pimp by 50 Cent and Sean Paul’s Gimme the Light.

The entertainer has been dubbed a “video vixen,” a title affectionately bestowed on women who starred in hip-hop music videos in the early days of HITC.

Pascha’s family has not yet commented on the devastating loss.

However, hundreds of hip-hop fans and personalities have shared her sad words.

“SHE WAS A LEGEND”

“That’s awful!!! Rest Easy Queen Pasha,” wrote hip-hop heavyweight Busta Rhymes under the post.

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

Taking to Twitter, one person wrote: “I will miss your kind heart, forever reminding you of your gentle approach to life.”

Another wrote: “Pasha Bleasdell is a legend. The denim vest with no shirt/bra…the Kangol with the wash and set…my god we stole all their styles from the music videos. She was IT RIP to an icon”

A third wrote: “We were just talking about the importance of video vixens in hip-hop. RIP to Pasha de Matas Bleasdell. A true blue legend in game.”

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Born on January 24, 1984, per The Ancestry, the Canadian-born model with long hair and a scene-stealing smile has kept a low profile online.

She is said to have a net worth of $1 million.

Pascha's appearance in Nelly's video is probably her most famous

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Pascha’s appearance in Nelly’s video is probably her most famousCredit: Instagram/Director X
She appeared in dozens of other videos from the period, with rappers like Busta Rhymes and Pusha T also paying tribute

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She appeared in dozens of other videos from the period, with rappers like Busta Rhymes and Pusha T also paying tributePhoto credit: YouTube/Nelly

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