9:19 AM on 12th May 2011
Actress and plus size model Mia Amber Davis has died at the age of 36.
The beautiful star reportedly underwent a routine knee surgery in Los Angeles but passed away a day later.
Tributes have been pouring in for the vivacious model who was a trailblazer in having equal opportunities for curvy women.
Mia’s husband Michael Yard told TMZ that his wife went under the knife on Monday to correct an ongoing issue on her knee which stemmed from an old college basketball injury.
Yard was in New York at the time of Davis’ surgery and said he spoke to her on Tuesday morning and she sounded normal and in good spirits.
But just hours later, Yard said he received a telephone call from Davis’ cousin to inform him that she was taking Davis to the hospital because she was feeling dizzy.
And soon after, he received another call to tell him that his wife had passed away.
Yard immediately got on a plane to Los Angeles and told TMZ that he wants answers: ‘I want to know what happened to my wife’.
The actress stood at over 6ft tall and reportedly weighed over 300 pounds but her personality and passion for helping others was said to be larger than life.
Davis was best remembered for her role in Road Trip where she played Rhonda, the heavyset girl who seduces Kyle, played by DJ Qualls.
In 2009, Davis appeared on CNN to discuss obesity in America.
She told host Campbell Brown: ‘Sizeism is the last acceptable prejudice.. We’re targets, but yet we’re invisible everywhere else.
‘The media doesn’t showcase overweight people, overweight women are not seen in Hollywood. It’s like, why are we being targets but we’re invisible everywhere else?’
The Facebook page of Plus Model Magazine where she was creative editor-at-large posted a message about Davis’ death.
‘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.
‘Please send your love and prayers to the family, mom and her husband… We are deeply saddened by this tragedy’.
Davis is also best remembered for her worth with clothing outlet Ashley Stewart and for being the face of Jill Scott’s Butterfly Bra.
Plus Model Magazine Editor Madeline Jones wrote in a blog post today.
‘Mia was a super model and industry leader because it was her love for the women she represented that kept pushing her when the industry itself did not embrace her.
‘Anyone else would have given up, but Mia remained steadfast in her career, knowing that she was not just doing it for her own benefit, but for women of all ages.
‘Never one to put anyone down, Mia was about lifting up people and connecting them with others to help them on their journey and never asking for anything in return’, she added.
Each letter of the first and middle names rules 9 years of life. Ages 27 to 54 are ruled by the sum of the 4th, 5th and 6th letters of the name.
Mia Amber Davis
1 (A is the 1st letter of the alphabet) + 13 (m is the 13th letter of the alphabet) + 2 (b is the 2nd letter of the alphabet) = 16
So from ages twenty-seven to fifty-four she had the number 16 going on.
16 = Shocks. Surprises. Unpredictable. Expect the unexpected. Anything can happen.
using the number/letter grid:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
A B C D E F G H I
J K L M N O P Q R
S T U V W X Y Z
A = 1 J = 1 S = 1
B = 2 K = 2 T = 2
C = 3 L = 3 U = 3
D = 4 M = 4 V = 4
E = 5 N = 5 W = 5
F = 6 O = 6 X = 6
G = 7 P = 7 Y = 7
H = 8 Q = 8 Z = 8
I = 9 R = 9
Mia Amber Davis
her salvation/undoing number = AD = 14 = Moderation. Tolerance. Diversity. Inclusive. Sex appeal. Sexy. Sex symbol. Diet. Petite. Slender. Slim. Svelte. Waist. Waistband. Abs. Navel. Girth. All things in moderation (including moderation). It takes all types. To be able to live among people we must allow everyone to exist with their own given individuality. Moderation and diversity is the best diet. Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels. Portion size. Weight loss/gain. On a diet. Slim down. Plus sized.