Longtime Atlanta news anchor dies after suffering massive stroke

Amanda Davis

TV anchor Amanda Davis has passed away at the age of 62, with the Emmy award-winning journalist suffering a fatal stroke on her way to her stepfather's funeral yesterday [27 December].

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.

Amanda was at the on Tuesday when she rushed to the hospital and underwent treatment. She was en route to San Antonio, Texas, to attend the funeral of a family member, CBS46 News Director Steve Doerr said.

The station reported that Davis died at the hospital Wednesday surrounded by family.

Now Davis' friends, family and viewers have her very own words of wisdom to ease the pain as their mourning begins.

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

Davis, a popular face in Atlanta news, wasn't shy about sharing her story of overcoming the odds. "She will truly be missed". 'No one saw this coming'. 'She shared so much of herself, her vulnerability, on multiple nights, ' Reed said.

"I feel whole again, ready to see what life has in store for me next", she said. 'She will be remembered for that, for having the strength to persevere and overcome'. She would die within hours. She captioned it, "Stay strong, keep praising the Lord ❤️" The comment thread is now filled with expressions of grief about Davis' own death. She had talked publicly about her struggles with alcohol and depression after her third arrest on DUI charges.

The star had worked at Fox5 Atlanta for 26 years, retiring in 2013.

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