Who Is Yakira Chambers?
Yakira Chambers was a famous American actress based out of Chicago, born in the year 1980. She did her schooling and graduated from Lindblom Math and Science Academy High School. According to her family, Yakira was a brilliant student and the topper of her class. She graduated with a degree of Bachelor of Science from Southern Illinois University. She also had a Masters’s degree in Business Administration.
Career And Early Life
Yakira was always inclined toward the entertainment industry. Her passion and interest in acting and drama encouraged her to move to Los Angeles to learn more about acting. She joined a two-year Meisner Acting Program in the Joanne D Baron Studio to enhance her skills.
Yakira has played pivotal roles in series like ‘Insecure’, ‘The misadventures of Awkward Black Girl With Issa Rae’. She had also played the role of Michelle Obama in the comedy drama ‘M O Diaries’. Yakira was also a part of the highly competitive Writers Menoring program by Viacom CBS in the year 2020-2021. This helped her in attaining her first ever job as a staff writer on season 1 of NCIS Hawaii. Her work was appreciated by all and by the time season 2 was rolling, Yakira was promoted to the role a Story Editor.
Cause of Death
Yakira Chmbers died in November 2022 at the age of 42. According to the official statement released by her family, the cause of her death was Acute Asphyxia. Asphyxia is the shortage of breath and lack of oxygen supply to the body due to which the body experiences suffocation.
Yakira’s mother said that her daughter started experiencing asphyxia when both of them were outside Newport Beach in California. Yakira then started facing breathing difficulties and collapsed soon after.
According to the statement given by her mother to a news publication: “Her sudden and untimely death has left us all grief-stricken. Yakira was a light, a symbol of hope to our community, a steward of our culture, and a representation of what pursuing your dreams looks like.”
She also added : “Yakira’s passion extended beyond her daily work in the business; she loved helping others create a way out of no way. She believed in equity and the demarginalization of persons of color to create a level playing field for all.”
NCIS Hawaii Pays Tribute To The Late Writer
In a brand new episode of the series, the show paid tribute to Yakira with a heartfelt title card. All fans of Yakira were left speechless after the writers sudden demise and they were left emotional after seeing the show’s touching message. The lead actress of the show, Vanessa Lachey also paid tribute to her through her Instagram and sent a message of support for Yakira’s family as well.
Viewers of the show and Yakira’s fans also paid tribute via social media. After the latest episode of NCIS Hawaii, many fans poured in emotional tweets on twitter.
Twitter user @earplegalcodes said: “Jane Tennant (played by Vanessa Lachey) telling Kate Whistler (Tori Anderson) she’s family and then the tribute to Yakira Chambers nearly had me sobbing.”