Rest In Peace:
Actress and plus-size model Mia Amber Davis has died suddenly following routine knee surgery. Miss Davis, 36, who was best-known for her role in the film Road Trip, collapsed the morning after the outpatients procedure at a Los Angeles hospital. Now her distraught husband, comedian Mike Yard, is demanding to know what happened, and why his otherwise healthy wife died after only a minor operation. He told Radar: ‘They are going to have to have an autopsy into the exact cause of her death. The doctors think it might have been a blood clot.’
Miss Davis, who was also a television producer and outspoken advocate for curvy women, had the surgery on Monday morning to correct an old basketball injury. Mr Yard was at the couple’s house in New York when his wife died, but said he had spoken to her the morning before the operation and she sounded happy and normal.
Miss Davis, who stood at six-feet tall and was reported to weigh 300lbs, worked as a television producer before getting a cameo role in the film Road Trip as Rhonda, the heavyset girl who seduces Kyle, played by DJ Qualls. She went to land a plus-size modelling contract, and this year became the creative editor for Plus Model magazine.
Her career was going from strength to strength, and on May 7 she wrote on her Twitter page: ‘Excited about the future.’
Our thoughts and prayers are with her family.