Television actress Michelle Thomas, 30, a co-star on the sitcom "Family Matters," died Dec. 22 after a struggle with stomach cancer. On stage, the young actress starred in Betsey Brown at the American Music Theatre Festival in Philadelphia. Ms. Thomas studied dance at the Broadway dance Center in New York, according to an article in the New York Post.
On "Family Matters," Ms. Thomas played the girlfriend of Urkel, the character played by Jaleel White. She also appeared on "The Young & the Restless" as Callie and was Theo's girlfriend on "The Cosby Show."
-- By Kenneth Jones