"Road Trip" actress and plus-size model Mia Amber Davis (pictured) died on Tuesday, after having routine knee surgery in Los Angeles.
"When she got home she complained that she was feeling dizzy and sick. She was taken to hospital the following morning before she passed away; her cousin called me in New York and I could not believe the news.
"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."
Standing at 6-feet, Davis had a successful career as a plus-size model, serving as the face of Jill Scott's Butterfly Bra and a model for plus-size fashion line Ashley Stewart. She's also been a vociferous voice for curvy and plus-size women and made appearances on BET's "Rip the Runway" and was the creative editor-at-large for Plus-Model Magazine.
Plus-Model Magazine Editor-in-chief Madeline Jones released this statement on her blog:
"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."
Jones also told the Huffington Post:
"Davis was a wonderful wife, caring daughter and loyal friend who will be missed dearly. The PLUS Model Magazine family is deeply saddened by the loss of our sister and want to thank our readers for their support and prayers. Our June issue will feature Mia on the cover as a very special tribute to our angel."
According to the British Metro site, Davis posted only a week ago:
"Excited about the future."
In April, it was announced that Davis was selected to receive this year's Full Figured Fashion Week Plus Runway Model of the Year Award.
Shocked by the sudden death of his previously healthy wife, Yard added:
"I want to know what happened to my wife."
Watch Davis discuss why obese people are not the reason for today's health crisis:
Also watch her here in the "Road Trip":