Texas news anchor Shatanya Clarke was remembered by her colleagues and friends following her tragic death after battling a brain tumor
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KFDX news anchor Shatanya Clarke has sadly passed away at the age of 27 after battling a brain tumor.
She tragically died at her home on Thursday – two years after she announced that she had been diagnosed with brain cancer.
Shatanya was open about her journey and often shared updates with her fans — particularly in YouTube videos.
Her channel was called Shatanya’s Road to Recovery and subscribers heard what was going on directly from her.
“The truth is — Bob Marley said it first — you never know how strong you are until it’s your only choice to be strong,” she said in her latest video, titled The Finale.
She added: “I have accepted that my life has gone exactly as it was planned or meant to be.
“Like it or not, whether I understand why or not, I can’t change things in my past. I can only control my present and potentially make decisions that will positively impact my future.”
Following the tragic news of her death, fellow KFDX News Director Adam P. Bradshaw said, “Shantanya was a larger than life spirit.
“Her wit and personality could brighten anyone’s day. She had a passion for telling stories in a way that really resonated.
“To say that our family and this community will miss them is the understatement of the year.”
Meanwhile, Idaho News 6 host Jake Garcia wrote: “Sad to hear the news of the passing of @clarke_shatanya. We crossed paths several times while working in Wichita Falls.
“Every time I saw her there was a huge smile on her face. Even though we were competition, we always found ways to laugh.”
Shatanya’s former colleague Nicholas Quallich also tweeted: “So sad to hear of the passing of my former @TexomasHomepage colleague @clarke_shatanya.
“She was smart, funny and a true professional. She will be missed. May she rest in peace.”
The presenter joined local Wichita Falls Outlet KFDX in 2018 as a local reporter. She was later promoted to become the station’s daytime news anchor.
During the coronavirus pandemic, Shatanya set up a segment – Helping the Helpers – to help local charities raise funds to support their efforts against Covid-19.
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https://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/kfdx-anchor-shatanya-clarke-tragically-26738744 KFDX host Shatanya Clarke tragically dies after a two-year battle with brain cancer