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Amanda Davis, Anchor in Atlanta Killed by Stroke at Airport

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By    |   Thursday, 28 December 2017 08:55 AM

Amanda Davis, a morning news anchor in Atlanta, died after a massive stroke while waiting for a flight at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport Tuesday night, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.

Davis, 62, was an anchor at WGCL-TV for nearly a year after spending 26 years at WAGA-TV, the newspaper said. The Emmy Award-winning anchor was scheduled to fly to Texas for her step-father's funeral when she suffered the stroke, the Journal-Constitution noted.

"Amanda was at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport on Tuesday when she rushed to the hospital and underwent treatment," WGCL-TV said on its website. "Her family is asking for privacy at this difficult time.

Davis retired from WAGA-TV in 2012 after a driving under the influence-related arrest, according to the Journal-Constitution. She talked about her struggles with alcoholism in 2016 with the newspaper, saying that she attended Alcoholics Anonymous meetings two to three times a week and saw a psychiatrist.

Atlanta mayor Kasim Reed, mayor-elect Keisha Lance Bottoms, along with many of Davis's coworkers and fans shared their condolences on social media.

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