R.I.P. Mia Amber Davis, Plus-Size Model and Road Trip Comic Seductress (Updated)

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Mia Amber Davis, plus-sized model, size-positive blogger, and the underwear-clad full-figured seductress from Road Trip, has passed away. Earlier today, the subject of our recent feature Guys Who Like Fat Chicks chose the actress, model, and producer as one of the Fat Community's most beautiful icons. Only a few hours later, notice of her passing was posted the Facebook page of Plus Model Magazine, where she was creative editor-at-large. The message in full:

It is with great sorrow that we are confirming that our dear friend, and plus size model Mia Amber passed away just a short time ago. We do not have any details, please send your love and prayers to the family, mom and her husband. Her fan page is here Mia Amber Davis Fan Page. We are deeply saddened by this tragedy.

More details as they become available. [Plus Model Magazine, Curvy]

Update, Wednesday, May 11, 2:20pm: TMZ spoke with Mia Amber's husband, Michael Yard, who says that his wife had knee surgery the previous day, and though she had come home fine, was rushed to the hospital on Tuesday.

TMZ spoke with Mia's husband -- Michael Yard -- who told us the actress went under the knife Monday to correct an ongoing issue with her knee stemming from an old college basketball injury.

Yard -- who was in NY at the time -- tells us he spoke with Mia Tuesday morning and she sounded normal and in good spirits.

However, hours later -- Mike says he got a phone call from Mia's cousin informing him that she was taking Mia to the hospital because Mia had been suffering from a bout of dizziness.

Soon after, Mike says the unthinkable happened -- he got another phone call informing him his wife had passed away.

Friend Plus Model Magazine editor Madeline Figueroa-Jones posted a tribute today:

We traveled together -- worked together and have seen each other through the ups and downs of life. I was seven months' pregnant when we got the call from the producers of the Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency show, and when I was not cleared to travel to be on the show, it was Mia who faced Janice and boldly stood up to her. Mia was not a confrontational person, but she knew how to face her opponents, and she faced Meme Roth on CNN (watch video here), the year after the Janice Show, again proving that she was much more than just a model, but a role model we could look up to.


Mia Amber Davis interviewed at Brooklyn Fashion Week 2010

Mia Amber Davis appears in a December 2010 Redman video

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46 comments
 Kennyabron
Kennyabron

Its sad that she died because i just watched Road Trip a couple of days ago

Tony Black
Tony Black

Condolences to the family. A beautiful woman whose light will be missed.

Adult Costumes
Adult Costumes

I think its a great post because  its so informative  and videos are awesome, I am getting lots of  knowledge  from this, keep up the great work...Thanks for the post...

Adult Costumes

Jennifer Deas
Jennifer Deas

RIP Mia...you are the plus-sized woman that changed my whole way of thinking!! thank you so much for your sharing your beautiful life and body!!

Rahiq Syed
Rahiq Syed

She will be missed at Lane Bryant.

MadMike
MadMike

This is such a damn shame, that someone that beautiful, kind and compassionate should die so young!  I've been a fan of hers since Road Trip; she looked so hot and sexy in her scenes with DJ Qualls.  Mia had a confidence and grace about that her stand out, and she was a impassioned crusader for plus-size beauty!  She was a goddess, may she rest in peace.

Wuzzybuzzy6770
Wuzzybuzzy6770

 I am so sorry for your loss...she will be missed so much. My thoughts and  prayers are with her family and friends. Rest in Peace Mia.

MRWONDERFULMAN2008
MRWONDERFULMAN2008

I WOULD LIKE TO SAY TO THE FAMILY,THAT I'M SORRY FOR THEIR LOST SHE WILL BE MISS,I READLLY ENJOYED SEEN HER IN THE MOVIE ROAD TRIP SHE WAS AND STILL THE MOST BEAUTIFUL WOMAN EVER IN THAT MOVIE,SO PLEASE KEEP YOURS HEAD UP AND KNOW THAT SHE IS SMILING DOWN ON ALL OF US,AND KNOW THAT GOD HAS  CALL HIS ANGEL HOME,GOD BLESS!!!!!!

PurpleTrekkie
PurpleTrekkie

She probably picked up something in the hospital, or maybe had a blood clotting issue.. A friend of mine recently had surgery and picked up some bacterial infection - she had to be admitted to hospital again---AND be quarrantined for almost a week!!... It's unbelievable how filthy some hospitals & nursing homes/physical rehab centers are.. Not to mention, how some docs, nurses & other staff just don't wash their hands in between patients (or nasty ppl in general who don't wash their hands after using the bathroom). My aunt had surgery recently, too--some staff guy dropped a stack of paper cups in her room on to the floor.. picked it up, and placed it back on the table for ppl to use! Disgusting....

But, may she rest in peace -- and I hope her family can find out what really happened.

Foreigner
Foreigner

I think thhat it was her weight after all which caused her death. She should have tried to exercise and eat less or healthier. I believe that after the knee surgery she simply got a thrombosis. I saw an interview where she almost aggressively claimed that she has no health problems.And obviously she had.I have never been mean to the overweight peopple. It is just a fact that if I get too much weight I will almost surely die younger that if I were normal size and healthy.I am deeply sorry for the loss of this so beautiful woman. She died too young.

HARRIS DEMETRIUS99
HARRIS DEMETRIUS99

O MY IM SADEN BY THIS ONE MY PRAYERS GO TO HER FAMILY ..THE LORD WILL HEAL OUR WOUNDS ..AND I THOUGHT I WAS GOING THREW SUM O MY GOD LORD PLEASE HELP ME JESUS

Jbweevents0
Jbweevents0

To the Husband and Family of Mia, I am praying for your strength R.I.P. Mia you were truly a beautiful inspiration..

Cocoonbody
Cocoonbody

It's a sad day Mia! May you R.I.P.

Yolanda
Yolanda

So sad, I will say a prayer for her family.

Granttara
Granttara

may you rest in peace mia your beautiness make us beautiful full size women have confidence in our selves with love to you and your family

Lady36lala
Lady36lala

Mia how beautiful and confident of a person you were... Rest in Peace

LADY LA LA

west point, va

Mogvibe
Mogvibe

My prayers go out to her Family and Friends! She was a beautiful person, woman, and encourager! WOW........

CRIMEPAYZ357
CRIMEPAYZ357

RESPECT TO THE FAMILY.1LOV MIA,SAY HI TO MY LIL SIS.

Dara Alina
Dara Alina

R.I.P. MIA.. I can't believe you have left this earth... It was great sharing the catwalk with you.. I learned so much by your style, presence and grace !

Difystyle
Difystyle

I am greatly saddened by this news. I can not believe it... I just simply can not believe it.... Her family is in my prayers.

Druiz7040
Druiz7040

Does anyone know what she passed away from...wow how sad.

Rachel Wright
Rachel Wright

RIP Mia praying for the family, God makes no mistakes...

Tony Horton
Tony Horton

This is such sad news! She was a shining spark to the world.

Tony Triumph
Tony Triumph

Very sad, I remember someone pointing her out to me while working on Sex and The City 2, saying she was the girl from "Road Trip". She was very beautiful and carried herself so well. My deepest condolences. :(

Kim
Kim

OMG, I am in shock. What a beautiful person inside and out. Such quiet power, grace and true elegance. Teach the angels how to pose, darling MIA xoxox

RUDEBOIMCKAY2011
RUDEBOIMCKAY2011

TTHAT WAS MY COUSIN AND SHE WILL BE DEEPLY MISSED WE LOVE YOU BUT GOD HAS SOMETHING BETTER INSTORED WE LOVE U R.I.P

arron lee
arron lee

A beautiful angel with a glow that would brighten any room. Love you Mia and miss you. You are an angel forever shining so brightly..

JINELLE
JINELLE

MY PRAYERS ARE WITH HER FAMILY MAY YOU RIP

sheletam
sheletam

wat in the world happened to her

Socialitedreams
Socialitedreams

she was so wonderful, what a tragedy :( very sad to hear of her passing

Mscannon13
Mscannon13

My Heart is very Heavy for her family and Husband, She was an AMAZING Beauty! God Bless! No One is promised tomorrow!

Q_t
Q_t

She will be missed.. Im so sad about this..

Msyummygirl
Msyummygirl

It always saddens me when the "good" die young.

TREASURE413
TREASURE413

YOU WERE A INSPIRING PERSON CAUSE ME AS A PLUS SIZE PERSON KNOWS THE UPS/DOWNS OF SIZE BUT U TALKED AND SHOWED CLASS SO R.I.P. YOUR AND GET YOUR PASS[[HEAVEN]

Bigfreakysigma
Bigfreakysigma

My condolences goes out to her family. She was a very beautiful woman.

MUMA OUCH
MUMA OUCH

i think im still in shock..i think she is simply beautiful and a positive influence on me personally..condolences to her family and her fans....im sadden by this news, R.I.P TO A BEAUTIFUL FLOWER, ANGEL ON EARTH AND NOW IN HEAVEN..

starshine13
starshine13

You'll be missed at the Shikram Bazaar

Theunkown
Theunkown

Disrespectful and incorrect. Mia has lost a lot of weight over the years since her role in Road trip, and going from saying that because YOU might get too heavy for yourself that problems will come doesn't change the fact that everyone has a perfect weight for themselves. What if in the process of losing weight all the struggles she went through caused her death? Would you say a similar comment then?

LouDobbs
LouDobbs

Pulmonary Embolism probably. Being overweight is a risk factor.

katmandu
katmandu

Surgery is a risk factor.

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