Atlanta News Anchor Amanda Davis Dies On Her Way To Stepfather's Funeral

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Popular Atlanta news anchor Amanda Davis passed away a day after suffering a massive stroke.

On Tuesday, while boarding a plane at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, Davis suffered a stroke and was rushed to the hospital. According to CBS 46, the anchor later died at the hospital on Wednesday night.

Davis, 62, was reportedly on her way to San Antonio for her stepfather's funeral.

Colleagues from the CBS 46 news station, the Atlanta Council, and celebrities as well as the fans took to Twitter to pay tribute to Davis.

The award-winning journalist anchored during Atlanta's CBS 46 Morning News and CBS 46 News at noon.

The mother of one graduated Magna Cum Laude from Clark Atlanta University. Davis joined CBS 46 this year but was an affiliate with FOX WAGA for 26 years. 

In the past, Davis struggled with personal issues involving addiction and depression.

She is also the recipient of several prestigious awards such as Edward R. Murrow Award, nearly a dozen Southeast Regional Emmy's, and the Atlanta Association of Black Journalists Pioneer of the Year Award. 

According to CBS 46, Davis' family is asking for privacy during this difficult this time. 

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