Amanda Davis, veteran Atlanta news anchor, dead at 62 after stroke

29 December, 2017, 01:08 | Author: Gary Shelton
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A local Atlanta television news anchor died Wednesday, Dec. 27, after suffering a massive stroke while she was at the airport.

Veteran Atlanta TV grapple Amanda Davis dead subsequent to affliction an enormous stroke on Tuesday night, her manager, Atlanta-based CBS 46, detailed.

She had recently written about her father's death on Twitter.

Davis had worked at CBS46 after moving there from WAGA-TV.

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They said: 'Her family is asking for privacy at this hard time.

Her colleagues shared messages of love and support for the anchor and her family.

She wrote about the importance of sharing her story to help others and appreciating second and third chances in a piece for CBS 46.

On December 24, Davis posted a Christmas message on Facebook that read, "The first Christmas after you lose someone is hard".

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Davis is survived by her mother and daughter.

Now Davis' friends, family and viewers have her very own words of wisdom to ease the pain as their mourning begins. She started with WAGA in 1986 and retired from the station in 2013. Also not clear is whether Davis may have at any point relapsed during her road to sobriety.

The Emmy-award winning journalist has spoken openly about her battle with alcoholism in the past in a frank interview with The Atlanta Journal Constitution. On Wednesday, she passed away.

She was rushed to a hospital and treated, but it proved to be too late.

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'I wanted to believe that there was still a way they could help me control it, ' she said.

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