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

Amanda Davis died Wednesday at the age of 62

Amanda Davis died Wednesday at the age of 62

Amanda Davis a veteran Atlanta CBS46 morning anchor has died after suffering a 'massive spontaneous stroke' while en route to her stepfather's funeral.

According to AJC.com, Davis, who was 62, was waiting to board a flight when she was stricken.

She worked at WAGA-TV for 26 years starting in 1986, when it was a CBS affiliate. Amanda Davis, a good friend who made it through bad times, rebuilt her life and career with a determination I've never seen. She would die within hours.

In a statement, the network said: 'Her family is asking for privacy at this hard time'. She was on her way to Texas after the death of her stepfather.

Davis graduated Magna Cum Laude from Clark Atlanta University.

Amanda Davis had worked as an anchor in TV news since the 1980s
Amanda Davis had worked as an anchor in TV news since the 1980s

Davis leaves behind her mother and her daughter, LA-based actress Melora Rivera.

Davis had also shared a Facebook post about celebrating Christmas after losing a loved one. 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.

She captioned it, "Stay strong, keep praising the Lord ❤️" The comment thread is now filled with expressions of grief about Davis' own death.

Follow Yahoo Celeb UK on Twitter and Instagram for all of the latest celebrity news! She became a main anchor five years later, according to FOX5, but retired from the station in 2013.

- CHAN (@_ulove_chan) May 19, 2016Amanda Davis CBS46 anchor comes clean about her alcoholic addiction.

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