Longtime Atlanta news anchor dies after suffering massive stroke

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How did the well-known anchorwoman die? CBS affiliate WGCL-TV reports that Davis, the station's morning news anchor, died Wednesday night. "Her family is asking for privacy at this hard time", CBS 46 wrote online.

"It's not easy to pass this along but we do have to pass along some sad news about our friend and our colleague Amanda Davis", anchor Sharon Reed shared in an emotional CBS 46 broadcast on Wednesday. She was on her way to Texas after the death of her stepfather.

Davis is now an anchor at WGCL.

Davis, 62, was an anchor at WGCL-TV for almost a year after spending 26 years at WAGA-TV, the newspaper said.

Davis retired from WAGA-TV in 2012 after a driving under the influence-related arrest, according to the Journal-Constitution. She had spoken candidly about her battles with alcoholism, the newspaper recalled. She had talked publicly about her struggles with alcohol and depression after her third arrest on DUI charges.

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Davis leaves behind her mother and her daughter, LA-based actress Melora Rivera.

On December 24, Davis posted a Christmas message on Facebook that read, "The first Christmas after you lose someone is hard".

It wasn't immediately understood to what degree Davis' death may have been attributable to her drinking problem and what health woes her addiction may have caused.

Follow Yahoo Celeb UK on Twitter and Instagram for all of the latest celebrity news! "Amanda Davis persevered through it all, despite the dark time she knew her objective and it was her passion". While working at WAGA-TV, she interviewed Barack Obama.