Longtime Atlanta news anchor dies after suffering massive stroke

Posted December 29, 2017

According to AJC.com, Davis, who was 62, was waiting to board a flight when she was stricken.

The entire family at CBS46 is mourning the loss of morning show anchor Amanda Davis, who passed away after suffering a stroke at Hartsfield-Jackson Airport in Atlanta.

Just last week she shared a photo on Twitter of a bouquet of flowers she had been sent in the wake of her stepfather's death.

"Her family is asking for privacy at this hard time", the station said. "Amanda's friends and colleagues at CBS 46 are praying for her family", the station reported in a brief statement on its website.

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It wasn't immediately understood to what degree Davis' death may have been attributable to her drinking problem and what health woes her addiction may have caused.

On December 24, Davis posted a Christmas message on Facebook that read, "The first Christmas after you lose someone is hard". She was traveling to attend her father's funeral in Texas.

"Saddened to hear about the sudden passing of Atlanta news icon, Amanda Davis", Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed tweeted Wednesday night.

Amanda Davis won an Emmy for her journalism skill. She started with WAGA in 1986 and retired from the station in 2013.

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"Stay strong, keep praising the Lord", Davis wrote.

In recent years, she had talked publicly about her struggles with alcohol and depression after her third arrest on DUI charges, and did an in-depth series about her alcoholism in 2016.

Many people in Atlanta had grown up with Davis on their television screens.

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