Yakira Chambers Biography, Cause of Death, Age, Movies, GoFundme, Husband, Children
Actress And ‘NCIS: Hawai'i' Story Editor passed away at the age of 42.
What Happened to Yakira Chambers?
A memorial to Yakira Chambers, the story editor for the CBS drama who passed away unexpectedly last week at the age of 42, will air on a future episode of NCIS: Hawai'i.
According to Chambers' family, acute asphyxia has been listed as the official cause of death, Deadline reports. On Wednesday night in Newport Beach, California, she was with her mother when she started having respiratory problems and eventually passed out.
Yakira Chambers Cause of Death
As mentioned in the above earlier reports, Yakira passed away due to breathing difficulties from Asphyxia. After joining the show as a staff writer in the NCIS spinoff's first season and penning four episodes, Chambers was promoted to story editor for Season 2.
Following her selection as a mentee in the fiercely competitive ViacomCBS Writers Mentoring Program in 2020–2021, she was awarded the staff writing post.
A three-hour NCIS universe crossover event slated for January 2 will be followed by a homage to her on a January episode of the program.
In addition to John Henry (with Terry Crews), The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl (with Issa Rae), and Insecure on HBO, Chambers has also been in the comedic series M.O. Diaries, which she co-wrote with Lena Waithe and in which she played Michelle Obama.
Who was Yakira Chambers?
In addition to her work on NCIS: Hawai'i, Chambers was also developing a number of her projects, such as Miseducation, a TV pilot “about her own experiences growing up on the Southside [of Chicago] and attending a majority-white high school,” and a TV pilot she wrote about incarcerated gang leader-turned-author and community services advocate Larry Hoover.
According to information provided by her family, Chambers was born in Chicago and attended Lindblom Math and Science Academy High School, where she graduated at the top of her class.
She graduated from Southern Illinois University with a Bachelor of Science in science, with a focus on information management systems, and she later worked as a manager of software quality assurance in St. Louis. She graduated from Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville with a master's in business administration, but she then moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in the entertainment business.
She completed the Joanne D. Baron/D.W. Brown Studio's two-year Meisner acting intensive programme in Los Angeles. Alums of the famous Midsummer in Oxford Programme of the British American Drama Academy include Ruth Negga, Paul Giamatti, Tracie Thoms, and the late Chadwick Boseman. Chambers also participated in this programme.
GoFundme Raising funds for the family of Yakira Chambers
Our beloved Yakira Chambers Welch unexpectedly passed away on Wednesday, November 30, 2022, due to acute asphyxiation. Her sudden and untimely death has left us all grief-stricken since Yakira was such a light and symbol of hope to our community. Yakira's passing is particularly devastating because she had just started realizing her dreams. She was recently selected for the ViacomCBS Writers Mentoring Program and was now on the writing staff of NCIS: Hawai'i. Her devastating loss leaves behind her husband, and the love of her life, Anthony Welch, her stepson, André, and her mother, Constance Chambers, who tragically witnessed Yakira's passing.
Her sudden and untimely death has left many unexpected expenses, including her funeral services and the loved ones she was helping to love and care for. We are humbly asking for your help. We want to send our angel, our queen, Yakira Chambers Welch home in a fashion that befits the love, friendship, and support that she gave us in her life. Please consider donating. Any amount can genuinely help her family during this difficult time.