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Longtime Atlanta news anchor hospitalized

Longtime Atlanta news anchor hospitalized

FOX 5 spoke to a close friend of Davis who said she had a medical emergency at Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.

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

Just last week she shared a photo on Twitter of a bouquet of flowers she had been sent in the wake of her stepfather's death.

Davis had been a presence on Atlanta TV news for more than 25 years.

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.




She was also an anchor at CBS46, which she joined in January, who paid tribute to her when the news of her death broke.

Davis is survived by her mother and daughter, Hollywood writer Melora Rivera.

However, Davis returned to work at CBS46 in January of this year, with the company releasing a statement following her death, which read: "Her family is asking for privacy at this hard time".

She wrote: 'Stay strong, keep praising the Lord'. She became a main anchor five years later, according to FOX5, but retired from the station in 2013. On Wednesday, she passed away.

'I wanted to believe that there was still a way they could help me control it, ' she said. Wednesday was the day her stepfather's funeral was scheduled to take place. Amanda has been open about her struggle with alcoholism.


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