Popular news anchor dies after suffering massive stroke

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An outpouring of condolences flooded social media for veteran Atlanta news anchor Amanda Davis after she died Wednesday.  Davis, 64, suffered a “massive spontaneous stroke” while heading to her stepfather’s funeral.

Davis was rushed to the hospital after she had a medical emergency at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport on Tuesday. She passed away the next night.

Davis anchored the CBS46 morning news and and previously worked at FOX5 Atlanta. In 1992, she helped launch Good Day Atlanta and became a main anchor five years later. In total, she has worked in the news industry in Atlanta for over 30 years.

In 2016, the news anchor opened up about her battle with alcoholism and how she was going through treatment.

Following her death, numerous current and former colleagues, as well as other notable individuals, posted condolences on social media:

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