Saturday May 15 Lima Jevremovic appeared alongside Amanda’s father on Soft white belly to talk about Amanda’s death. Lima, who helped Amanda through treatment and organized a Go Fund Me for her future recovery efforts, explained how Amanda, who was in a treatment center, was found unresponsive in her bed on May 9. Mark Laita, photographer and creator of the YouTube series, said in a statement to E! News, “Until Amanda’s autopsy is completed, we won’t know exactly what caused her death on Sunday (5/9). All we know is that they have ruled out drugs or crime. We should find out more in the next week. . “
Residing in Skid Row in Los Angeles, Amanda first shared her story with the world in December 2019. She spoke about her addiction to crack cocaine as well as her experiences with sex work. In one of the videos, Amanda is seen with one black eye and is unable to remember if she had ever spoken with Mark.
In April 2021, Soft white belly shared a video of Amanda in which she explained that she was now receiving treatment, with help from Lima, who helped her organize and pay for her recovery efforts.
Amanda seemed optimistic about her future. “I want people to see that it takes time and effort,” she explained. “Being sober and recovering are two different things. I am recovering. I just want to act and do things so that I can stay sober for the rest of my life. In addition to her drug addiction, she shared that she was diagnosed with schizophrenia, which is one of the reasons she wanted to stay sober.