Dr. Ronald O. Davis, professor emeritus and former director of the Essential Theatre at Florida A&M University, has died. Davis, was found dead at his home in Asheville, North Carolina, over the weekend. He was 80 years old.
Davis who began his tenure at FAMU in 1969. He retired in 2001, but continued to play a "supporting role" in the FAMU theater department's growth and development . Earlier this year, he staged a Jazz fundraiser for the department with the goal of raising $100,000 for student scholarships.
The cause of death or funeral arrangements are not yet known.