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

Anchor dies suddenly

ATLANTA -- Veteran Atlanta television news anchor Amanda Davis has died after a massive stroke. CBS affiliate WGCL-TV reports that Davis, the station's morning news anchor, died Wednesday night.

The station says she had a stroke Tuesday while waiting for a flight at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and was rushed to a hospital.

The Atlanta-Journal Constitution reports that the station says the 62-year-old Davis was planning to fly to Texas for her stepfather's funeral before she suffered the stroke.

The station says Davis was surrounded by family when she died.

Amanda Davis
Amanda Davis WGCL-TV

Davis' family is "asking for privacy at this difficult time." 

Colleagues expressed shock and sadness about the news on Twitter.

Davis had been a presence on Atlanta TV news for more than 25 years. She had talked publicly about her struggles with alcohol and depression after her third arrest on DUI charges.

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