A 62-year-old veteran news anchor died Wednesday from what is being described as a “massive spontaneous stroke.” She had been on her way to her stepfather’s funeral on Tuesday when the stroke hit.
The well-known Atlanta CBS45 morning news anchor Amanda Davis expressed last week how difficult it was to lose a loved one around Christmas time. She was in the airport awaiting a flight to Dallas for the funeral when she had to be rushed to the hospital instead, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
According to Fox News, she’s been in the news business for three decades and has also worked for FOX5. She had also gone public last year about her struggles with alcoholism.
After going through a treatment program, she said, “It felt good. I had learned a lot and gotten to the underlying issue for the drinking and my depression, which was the loss of that relationship. I was wallowing in that grief and drinking to feel better."
She had gotten arrested for a DUI in 2012. Colleagues and the mayor of Atlanta were quick to offer their shock and condolences at the news of Davis’ death on Wednesday.
Dana Fowle of FOX5 said on Facebook, "Our former co-worker and friend Amanda Davis has passed away from a massive stroke. My heart hurts. Let’s all keep her family in our thoughts tonight."
Davis died while surrounded by friends and family. She leaves behind her mother and daughter.
Please pray for the Davis family as they deal with the loss of Amanda and her step-father during the holiday season. In other news, women attending the upcoming Golden Globes awards are planning to wear black to protest sexual harassment in their industry. Now “The Rock” has revealed what men are planning to wear in solidarity.