Amanda Davis, Anchor in Atlanta Killed by Stroke at Airport

29 December, 2017, 01:08 | Author: Greg Santos
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Amanda Davis was at the Atlanta airport Tuesday when she was rushed to the hospital and underwent treatment, according to CBS46.

She was reportedly at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport when she suffered a massive spontaneous stroke. She was surrounded by her family at the time of her death.

Davis had been a television staple in the city for more than 30 years, serving as a morning anchor at CBS46 News after spending 26 years at WAGA.

At the time of her feature, Davis had been plagued by a series of DUI arrests, claiming difficulties with a past relationship saw her slowly transforming from a "social drinker" to someone with a genuine disorder. "Amanda's friends and colleagues at CBS 46 are praying for her family", the station reported in a brief statement on its website.

Davis had said in the interview she had grappled with coming to terms with her disease: 'Even then I questioned it, ' she said.

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The Atlanta-Journal Constitution reports that the station says the 62-year-old Davis was planning to fly to Texas for her step-father's funeral before she suffered the stroke. The anchor struggled with alcoholism while in the public eye, finding herself in a auto crash and being arrested for a DUI.

As news of Davis' death spread, people offered tributes on Twitter.

- CHAN (@_ulove_chan) May 19, 2016Amanda Davis CBS46 anchor comes clean about her alcoholic addiction. Thank you! Wednesday's Child is forever. "Grew up with Amanda Davis".

She also posted about "staying strong" over the Christmas period following the loss of her beloved parent. Said another: "Man... May Amanda Davis rest in power. So sad to hear she has passed".

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