Longtime Atlanta news anchor Amanda Davis dies after suffering a “massive stroke” while at the Atlanta airport Tuesday night. A legend is with us no more.
CBS46 News, where Davis worked as a news anchor, reports she had a massive spontaneous stroke. She was reportedly waiting to board a flight at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. Her father’s funeral was today.
Davis has had her share of struggles. She was arrested for drunk driving on more than one occasion. She is a real trooper. She admitted she was an alcoholic, got help and turned her life around.
This one hits hard because Davis has been a fixture in the Atlanta community for decades. I actually watched her a lot when she was at the local Fox News affiliate. She was one of the best journalists in the game bar none. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family.
Twitter reacted with shock to the news of Amanda Davis’ passing:
Saddened to hear of the passing of @cbs46 Amanda Davis. Such a beautiful person, inside & out. My thoughts & prayers are w/ her loved ones.
— Keisha Lance Bottoms (@KeishaBottoms) December 28, 2017
My friend and colleague Amanda Davis has passed tonight. Her light shined so bright. This is so difficult to digest. She's the reason CBS 46 gave me a chance. I will always cherish the fond memories. I love you Amanda! May God's grace guide you in heaven. #Cbs46 pic.twitter.com/L1uX0ml7LA
— DR. RASHAD RICHEY (@Rashad1380) December 28, 2017
So very, very sad to hear of the passing of my friend and former co-worker, Amanda Davis. My thoughts, prayers and deepest condolences go out to her family and those closest to her. Rest in Peace Amanda.
— Tom Haynes (@TomHaynesFox5) December 28, 2017
RIP Amanda Davis … a true Atlanta legend… you will be missed by all… thoughts and prayers are with your family
— Vinnie Politan (@VinniePolitan) December 28, 2017
Praying for Amanda Davis. @cbs46
— Neal Boortz (@Talkmaster) December 27, 2017
Thoughts and prayers for Amanda Davis tonight. I hope she overcomes her health crisis and makes a recovery in the new year. I enjoyed many years working with her in Atlanta television. @11AliveNews @AmandaCBS46
— Jeff Hullinger (@11hullinger) December 28, 2017
Amanda Davis has gone through too much for this to happen. I hope she pulls through.
— Immature Genius! (@BouldercrestBoi) December 28, 2017