Davis, 62, died around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday after suffering a stroke at Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport on Tuesday, WGCL-TV reported. She was taken to a hospital and underwent treatment but later died. Amanda was at the airport on her way to San Antonio, where she was headed following the death of her stepfather.
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Davis had said in the interview she had grappled with coming to terms with her disease: 'Even then I questioned it, ' she said. Davis sought to use her platform as a public figure to inspire others who are battling similar demons. She was surrounded by her family at the time of her death.
"I'm very pleased that Amanda Davis will be bringing three decades of experience reporting on the major news stories in Atlanta to CBS46". She wrote on Facebook on Christmas Eve about how hard it is to get through the holidays after losing a loved one saying, "Stay strong, keep praising the Lord. You were an Atlanta news staple", Perry said. "She will truly be missed". The anchor struggled with alcoholism while in the public eye, finding herself in a auto crash and being arrested for a DUI. 'I wanted to believe that there was still a way they could help me control it'. It's uncertain which family member's funeral she had planned to attend. The station announced her honors incorporated the RTDNA Edward R. Murrow Award, 10 Southeast Regional Emmy Awards, Georgia Association of Broadcasters Gabby Award and the Atlanta Association of Black Journalists Pioneer of the Year Award.