CBS46 morning news anchor Amanda Davis died on Tuesday after suffering a massive stroke while at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport on Tuesday. She was 62.
Davis was rushed to hospital where she received emergency treatment but it was unsuccessful.
“Her family is asking for privacy at this difficult time,” CBS 46 said in an online statement on Wednesday. “Amanda’s friends and colleagues at CBS 46 are praying for her family.”
Davis, an Emmy-award winning journalist, joined CBS 46 as a morning in January after 26 years at WAGA-TV. Davis retired from WAGA in 2012 following a DUI-related arrest. In 2016, Davis opened up about her battle with alcoholism in an interview with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Davis was on her way to Texas for her stepfather’s funeral when she suffered a stroke, according to CBS.
There was an outpouring of sympathy and support on Twitter following the announcement, with many of Davis’ colleagues and longtime viewers expressing their remorse.
In total and complete shock right now. Please pray for comfort and peace for Amanda's family. They've been through a lot & need our prayers. Please pray also for all of our @cbs46 family as we deal with the loss of our colleague & friend. Rest In Peace Amanda. ?? @AmandaCBS46 pic.twitter.com/GRLQKKew4C
— JulieSmithTV (@JulieSmithTV) December 28, 2017
RIP Amanda Davis. Our dear colleague passed away minutes ago. She was surrounded by her family and friends…. https://t.co/msLgRF3jWH
— Sharon Reed (@SharonReedLive) December 28, 2017
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
Rest well, Amanda Davis. My thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends, colleagues, and those you mentored. Thank you. pic.twitter.com/BpR1k34ukP
— Be A King (@BerniceKing) December 28, 2017
Amanda Davis has passed away after a suffering a stroke, according to @cbs46.
So sorry for the loss, prayers for her family and friends.
— Brad Nitz (@BradNitzWSB) December 28, 2017
Amanda Davis has been on TV my entire life man wtf.
— britt. ♡ (@mslauryntrill) December 28, 2017