A former TV anchor and news director passed away just a day after she had received a COVID-19 vaccine.
Karen Hudson-Samuels, a former anchor at Detroit TV, died on February 9 at the age of 68.
Her husband, identified as Cliff, found his wife dead at their home.
Although the cause of Karen’s death is still unknown, Cliff told American outlet CBS that ‘we suspect it may have just been a stroke but because of the normal side effects of the vaccine it may have masked that’.
It has not been established the specific vaccine that Karen was given, with autopsy report pending.
Mourning Karen as an important figure in the city’s media history, the Detroit community says that she will long be remembered as a pioneer in giving Black Detroiters a voice in local media.
In 2016, she helped establish the William V. Banks Broadcast Museum, which details the legacy of WGPR-TV 62, the first stationed owned and operated by African Americans in the country.
In 2020, she was elected Chairperson of the Detroit Historical Society’s Black Historic Sites Committee.
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