Lauren Davis has died. She was a radio host in Ottawa and at the time of her sudden death she was just twenty-four years old. She was the only child to longtime Toronto radio personality Erin Davis and she passed away at her home in her sleep, the sad news has been revealed by her mother, what caused her death is not known right now.
“You will likely have heard by now our tragic news,” Erin Davis wrote in her online journal Monday. “Our dearest, sweetest, kindest daughter Lauren went to sleep on Sunday night – her first Mother’s Day – and did not wake up to her baby’s cries and husband’s nudges on Monday.”
Davis had been on maternity at the time of her death, she and husband Phil Shirakawa welcomed a child, a son Colin last October.
The radio station also confirmed Davis’s death in a statement on its website and offered condolences to the family.
Richard Gray, regional vice-president for CFRA’s parent company, Bell Media, said in a statement to the Ottawa Citizen that the death of the young mother was “a shock” to all staff members.
“Lauren will be deeply missed by her family and the many colleagues here who knew her so well,” he said.
In a message posted the day before her daughter died, Erin Davis shared with fans what it meant to her to become a mother.
“Nothing has made me feel more like a mother than witnessing our daughter [Lauren] grow into the role,” Erin tweeted on Sunday.
“So rewarding,” she said, with the hashtag “HappyMothersDay.”
A message on her website, she gave thanks for outpouring support following Lauren’s death.
Erin Davis says she needs to grieve for her daughter so she is now “taking a leave of this space”.
“I’ll be in touch when I can. And thank you again. She was our world.”
CFRA said it would release information about funeral arrangements once they’re made.