Breaking: Daughter Of Sammy Davis Jr., Tracey Davis, Dies At 59

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Photo Credit: Sammy Davis Jr.1237.JPG 1989 FILE PHOTO New York, NY Sammy Davis Jr. Photo by Adam

  • Tracey Davis, daughter of the legendary Sammy Davis Jr., has died.
  • She passed away after a ‘short illness’ on Nov. 2nd.
  • Davis was known as an author and actress.


The daughter of Sammy Davis Jr., Tracey Davis, has sadly died at the age of 59 per a Fox News report. Davis’ ex-husband Guy Garner first confirmed the news to the Associated Press that the actress and author had died on November 2nd after a short illness. However, there is no confirmed, true cause of death.

She penned the 1996 book Sammy Davis Jr.: My Father all about her journey in reconnecting with her father later in life when she reached her adult years. She explains in the book how since her father was such a big star and was often busy with his career, he was mostly absent from her childhood. She also wrote a second book in 2014 called Sammy Davis Jr.: A Personal Journey With My Father.


Remembering Tracey Davis

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LAS VEGAS – OCTOBER 28: Tracey Davis, daughter of entertainer Sammy Davis Jr., arrives at the opening of Wayne Newton’s limited-engagement production “Once Before I Go” at the Tropicana Las Vegas October 28, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for Tropicana)

MGM has also announced plans to create a biopic focused on Sammy Davis Jr.’s life based off of Tracey’s first book. “I am thrilled to know my father’s life, both private and public, will be brought to the big screen with this team of storytellers,” Tracey said in a statement after the deal was first announced. “He and my mother May Britt took on the world, choosing love and compassion over hatred and bigotry, and I am a product of that decision.”

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“She loved and adored her kids more than anything. Needless to say, they are all shocked and devastated by the loss of their mother, as are Tracey’s mother, May Britt Ringquist and her brothers, Mark and Jeff,” says ex-husband Garner. Tracey is survived by her four children, her mother, and her brothers. May she rest in peace.

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