Another member of the Dancing Dolls troupe has passed away. Rumors of Dyseha Upshaw’s passing went before Came with it the star and team founder / owner Diana Williams confirmed the news on a heartbreaking page on social media. The show aired on Lifetime for five seasons and followed Williams and her troupe while competing throughout Atlanta and the Southern region. This is the second loss of a member in recent months.
In a touching Facebook tribute, Williams wrote: “I do NOT understand, and no, I AM NOT ok !! Jesus Lord !!!! She was fearless and would always try to raise herself and everyone else in the dollhouse … She always encouraged his sisters and motivated everyone! “
She went on: “She has always been someone I could count on HAVING HAIR. She was my “DAH SHEEKEE!” …….. Why…. I’m missing words… why… .I’m going to miss your laughter !! I’ll miss your smile !! Please keep her family, friends and the ENTIRE Dancing Dolls organization in prayer … we are NOT ok!
Just months earlier, another member had died in a shooting. Sort Enterprise reports that Shakira Gatlin, 19, was mortally wounded by shot at a home Feb. 2 in Jackson, Mississippi.
Gatlin had been shot in the head while a minor man “abused a gun”. The man involved claimed the shooting was an accident.
DD4L Founded in 2010 by Williams. The company specializes in several dance genres, including a focus on hip hop, tap, ballet, jazz, pom pom and majorettes. Originally based in Jackson, the company has since expanded to Birmingham, Ala., And Atlanta.