The Atlanta community is mourning the loss of a beloved news anchor, Amanda Davis, who tragically died at the age of 62 on December 27. CBS affiliate WGCL-TV reports that Davis, the station's morning news anchor, died Wednesday night.
Davis' family is "asking for privacy at this hard time".
He said her colleagues were still struggling to deal with the news on Thursday.
Davis was a Fox5 Atlanta anchor for 26 years before retiring in 2013 following a very public DUI arrest
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.
Davis was at the airport because she was "headed to San Antonio following the death of her father, when the medical episode happened", according to 9News. "Amanda Davis persevered through it all, despite the dark time she knew her goal and it was her passion". She became a main anchor five years later, according to FOX5, but retired from the station in 2013. Also not clear is whether Davis may have at any point relapsed during her road to sobriety. The anchor struggled with alcoholism while in the public eye, finding herself in a auto crash and being arrested for a DUI. On Wednesday, she passed away.
"I feel whole again, ready to see what life has in store for me next", she said. She was rushed to the hospital to undergo treatment, but she tragically died around 9:30 p.m. the next day at the age of 62.
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