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Veteran Atlanta television news anchor Amanda Davis has died after a massive stroke.

"Amanda was at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport on Tuesday when she rushed to the hospital and underwent treatment". She was surrounded by her family at the time of her death.

In Davis' last tweet on December 20, she thanked her friend Debbie Turman for sending flowers after the death of her father. Wednesday was the day her stepfather's funeral was scheduled to take place.

Davis is now an anchor at WGCL. "Amanda's friends and colleagues at CBS 46 are praying for her family".

Davis had been a television staple in the city for more than 30 years, serving as a morning anchor at CBS46 News after spending 26 years at WAGA. "Davis retired from WAGA in 2012 following a DUI-related arrest".

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Just last week Davis thanked a friend who had sent her flowers following her stepfather's passing, writing on Twitter: "Thanks to my GF Debbie Turman for the lovely flowers as I grieve over the loss of my pops". The same year, she admitted she was an alcoholic and talked about her personal struggles in a three-part series with CBS 46.

Ho also wrote, "Davis was off the air for more than three years when CBS46 gave her another shot a year ago to anchor again".

On Sunday, the anchor posted to Facebook about celebrating Christmas after losing a loved one.

'I wanted to believe that there was still a way they could help me control it, ' she said.

She also worked to find permanent homes for Georgia foster care children and began this community project in 1997 with a series called "Home for the Holidays" in which 32 children were placed in homes in the first year.

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