Mia Amber Davis Died From Blood Clot, Janice Dickinson Mourns

May 13, 2011 02:24:02 GMT

Mia's cousin Dr. Mignon R. Moore reveals that the coroner has let the husband of the late plus-sized model/'Road Trip' actress know about the preliminary finding.


Mia Amber Davis Died From Blood Clot, Janice Dickinson Mourns
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Mia Amber Davis' family was left stunned by her death last Tuesday, May 10, but has recently got a clue on what may have caused her sudden and mysterious passing following a knee surgery. Dr. Mignon R. Moore, a cousin to the late plus-sized model, has told E! News that the 36-year-old died from a blood clot.

Mignon claimed that the coroner has informed Mia's husband Michael Yard about the preliminary finding on Wednesday night. "Nothing has been confirmed but the coroner did tell us that he thinks Mia died from a blood clot related to the knee surgery," she said. "We are just now finding this out that this is all too common and people don't know the risks of arthroscopic surgery. They need to be made aware of the risks."

The "Road Trip" actress' cause of death won't be official for several weeks, pending the toxicology tests results. On how the family dealt with her passing, Mignon shared with E!, "The family is devastated." She added, "This was such an unexpected loss, and she went to a very reputable physician. I took her myself on the day of her surgery and within 24 hours she was dead."

Speaking of the knee surgery, Mignon spilled that Mia was looking forward to resolving an old sports injury. "She had long-term problems with her knee. It was always swollen, she couldn't' walk on it," the cousin explained. She added, "She had big plans and was so excited about life. She was producing 'Divorce Court' here in L.A."

Mia's funeral will take place in New York, and the family is preparing to transport her body to the Big Apple. No date has been set yet for the funeral, but her family has created the Mia Amber Memorial Fund, to which fans can make donations to honor her memory in lieu of flowers.

Mia's family isn't the only one mourning the late model's death. Janice Dickinson, the host of Oxygen's "The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency: Size Does Matter", told E! News, "I am proud to say she was my friend and she had a heart of gold and I loved her dearly." As for her treatment of Mia when she appeared on the fourth season of the show, she said, "She knew I was kidding."

Gail Steinberg, an executive producer of "Divorce Court" also issued a statement to E! News. "Mia was not only a talented producer, editor and model, but also a truly beautiful woman in every way. She was kind, clever, and original, with a wry sense of humor and a fierce devotion to those she loved, especially her beloved husband Mike and her mother Ida," she said.

The executive producer added in the statement, "We are deeply saddened by Mia's untimely passing and the hole it has left in the universe, and speaking for all of us on the Divorce Court team, I can say that her kind spirit and positive attitude will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to her family during this difficult time."

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posted by Charmaine on May 15, 2011
May God continue to bless your family in this time of need and to Mike her husband continue to ask God to get you through this.
posted by 4Sherree on May 13, 2011
My sister suddenly passed in April from a blood clot following knee surgery as well. Although, not all patients either experience the clotting or those that do are able to get quick medical attention to prevent death. However, the occurrence seems to be all to frequent and I'm not convinced that the surgeons and/or the patient's primary Dr's are fully informing their patients of the potential for blood clotting and what the symptoms are. I don't know where to start but I really think this issue needs to be looked at. Please help a grieving sister to promote changes in how the medical industry is handling knee surgeries to lower the risks of such deaths. Thanks!!!
posted by devildog angel on May 13, 2011
i am a blessed person. I was lost and revived after suffering a clot. I was still at the hospital and able to tell a nurse that I felt as though I was drowning before I lost conciousness... having that information, they treated me for clot without being sure... that made the difference for me
posted by 4Sherree on May 13, 2011
I send my condolences and prayers to Mia's family and friends. I know how you all must feel. It won't be easy but hold on to God's unchanging hand and he will help us through the grief and disbelief of our loved one being taken when they were so full of life.
posted by joeski on May 13, 2011
Sad to see such a good soul go soo young. Heart felt sympathy goes out to her loved ones

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