A local Atlanta television news anchor died Wednesday, Dec. 27, after suffering a massive stroke while she was at the airport. Amanda Davis was at the Hartsfield-Jackson International airport in Atlanta on December 26 when she suffered a "massive, spontaneous stroke", according to CBS 46, where she worked.
The veteran anchor worked at Fox5 Atlanta for 26 years and retired in 2013. Understandably, Amanda's family is asking for "privacy at this hard time". "Amanda's companions and associates at CBS 46 are appealing to God for her family".
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.
Davis had also shared a Facebook post about celebrating Christmas after losing a loved one. She was traveling to attend her father's funeral in Texas. She had talked publicly about her struggles with alcohol and depression after her third arrest on DUI charges. "Amanda Davis persevered through it all, despite the dark time she knew her goal and it was her passion". On Wednesday, she passed away.
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Davis, a popular face in Atlanta news, wasn't shy about sharing her story of overcoming the odds. She was taken to a hospital and underwent treatment but later died.
'I wanted to believe that there was still a way they could help me control it, ' she said.
"Saddened to hear about the sudden passing of Atlanta news icon, Amanda Davis", Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed tweeted Wednesday night.