How did Donny Davis die? Comedian, 43, performed with Britney Spears and Miley Cyrus
Donny Davis often appeared as 'mini Trump' at Beacher's Madhouse variety show and the famed impersonator was quite popular with singers as well
Comedian Donny Davis, who performed with stars like Britney Spears and Miley Cyrus, died in Las Vegas on Tuesday, February 22, aged 43. Davis was reportedly found dead in a room at the Resorts World hotel and casino. Police were called to the location shortly before 6 am. Davis' cause of death has not been disclosed yet.
Davis joined Britney Spears' residency in Las Vegas as a dancer in 2013. Davis is known for having performed with celebrities like Cyrus, Joe Jonas and Mariah Carey during his career, and also appeared on Chelsea Handler's 'Chelsea Lately'. He was seen in the 2017 comedy 'It's Gawd!' and 2013's 'Pain & Gain'. He was a longtime member of the Hollywood and Las Vegas nightclub variety show Beacher’s Madhouse, where he often appeared with a fake tan and blond wig as “Mini-Trump". Hollywood is also mourning the death of comedian and 'Full House' star Bob Saget who died aged 65 on Sunday, January 9. The late actor was found dead in his hotel room at the Ritz-Carlton in Orlando. While there are suspicions regarding the manner of his death were plenty, the autopsy has ruled that it was a result of blunt head trauma. The autopsy report backs up what Saget's family confirmed days ago, that the actor did not die from a heart attack or stroke. The actor had also been Covid positive.
Nightlife entrepreneur Jeff Beacher had hired Davis to perform at the Beacher's Madhouse nightclub in Los Angeles and later, when the show relocated, at the MGM Grand Las Vegas. "Donny broke barriers in the little people community and was an inspiration to his peers," Beacher said in a statement to TMZ, "He will be missed terribly but his legacy and the impact he had on those who loved him will live on forever."
A number of celebrities took to social media to mourn Davis' death. Taking to Instagram, actor Ryan Phillippe wrote, "@donnydavis1 was a dynamo, with more confidence than I could ever hope to have.. It was impossible to be around him without having a good time. His energy was boundless and he got everything he could out of life with the time he had here. A good lesson for us all. Miss you already, bud. Rest In Peace and wreak some havoc in heaven. You’re unforgettable." In a heartwarming note on Instagram, comedian Jeffrey Ross wrote, "Donny Davis was a rock star. He was so funny and made so many people happy. I searched my phone for pictures of Donny and these were the only ones I could find where he wasn’t completely naked. I’m gonna miss my beautiful generous friend. My condolences to his family and his big brother @jeffbeacher". Paris Hilton wrote on Twitter, "So sad to hear about the passing of my friend #DonnyDavis. He always made everyone around him smile & be happy. He was a Legend & will truly be missed. RIP".
Social media users came together to pay their tributes to the late comedian. "Man, Donny was a great character on the T-Man show. He managed to make quite a name for himself in L.A. and I recently watched him get carried through a hotel over The Rock’s shoulder in Pain and Gain. Lots of stories and memories with that guy. RIP," one user wrote on Twitter. "Pour a drunken dwarf on the block 4 Midget impersonator Donny Davis, he’s a dead. Heaven needed a Las Vegas Midget Comedian, life is to short. God bless Steve Walsh," another user commented.
Man, Donny was a great character on the T-Man show. He managed to make quite a name for himself in L.A. and I recently watched him get carried through a hotel over The Rock’s shoulder in Pain and Gain. Lots of stories and memories with that guy. RIP https://t.co/zuozuYPimQ— SCOTT SODEN (Hotshot Scott) (@ScottSoden) February 23, 2022
@MikeTaylorShow Pour a drunken dwarf on the block 4 Midget impersonator Donny Davis, he’s a dead. Heaven needed a Las Vegas Midget Comedian, life is to short. God bless Steve Walsh— KerryVonErichFoot (@KerryVnEricFoot) February 23, 2022
"RIP -- he had a short life," one user said. "Damn, rip to a legend and a genuine nice dude , you will be missed bro," said another.
RIP -- he had a short lifehttps://t.co/l2Z0JPMR3D— The Goof!™ (@MetsFanInPhilly) February 23, 2022
Damn, rip to a legend and a genuine nice dude , you will be missed bro. https://t.co/7LadZGuaIU— Domenic (@Domsavides) February 23, 2022