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MLK Sculptor Andy Davis Dies After Weekend Accident

Andy Davis died from injuries suffered from a vehicular accident this weekend.
Andy Davis died from injuries suffered from a vehicular accident this weekend.
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Andy Davis, the man picked to sculpt a statue of Martin Luther King Jr., for the Georgia Capitol, died Sunday night.

Davis, 53, was hospitalized after he was struck by a suspected drunk driver Saturday morning.

Davis’ family issued this statement on Sunday morning: “One thing that we know, is that he would want everyone to think on his life works, his wild, loving Heart, and his Heroism that was so apparent in his barefooted steps. We love you, and thank you for your support and love.“ 

Davis was commissioned to create the King sculpture earlier this year.

His previous work included sculptures of Ray Charles, Patrick Henry and Chick-fil-A founder Truett Cathy.