Detroit Station Mourns Loss of Meteorologist and Mother of 2 Who Took Her Own Life

Playing Detroit News Team Reveals Meteorologist Took Her Own Life in Emotional Broadcast

A local news station is in mourning after one of their colleagues took her own life. 

Fox 2 Detroit meteorologist Jessica Starr, 35, was a married mother of two children. Starr had been off the air recently after undergoing laser eye surgery in October, according to reports.

“All of us here ... are in deep shock and cannot believe that such a wonderful, bright and intelligent individual will no longer be with us,” the station said in a statement. “Her family and friends will be in our thoughts and prayers in the coming days as we all deal with our grief.”

In the station's 5 p.m. broadcast Thursday, they shared a touching tribute to Starr, including details of her life and memories from those who knew her.

"The 35-year-old's story was too short and begs for a different ending," it read. "But today, we stop and grieve for our friend, coworker and family member."

In November, Starr posted on social media about wanting to return but said she could not as she was still recovering.

“Yesterday was a struggle for me,” she wrote in a Nov. 14 tweet. “I really wanted to come back but need more time to recover. Please keep me in your thoughts during this challenging time.”

The Michigan native began her career at WLNS-TV before working at WNFF-TV. She had been at Fox 2 since 2012.

Her colleagues took to social media to express their sadness at the loss. 

"It's hard to believe someone so funny, bright and bubbly won't be here anymore," reporter Kellie Rowe wrote on Twitter. "Thanks for the laughs, you'll be so very missed."

"The words shock and heartbreak don't come close," added reporter Erika Erickson. "She was smart, hilarious, bubbly and beautiful -- inside and out. Please pray for her family and also her @FOX2News family."

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