FOX 2 Meteorologist Jessica Starr took her own life, the station announced Thursday.
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The station said it was informed of the news Wednesday night.
"Last night we were informed of the heartbreaking news that our friend and colleague, meteorologist Jessica Starr took her life. All of us here at FOX 2 are in deep shock and cannot believe that such a wonderful, bright and intelligent individual will no longer be with us. Her family and friends will be in our thoughts and prayers in the coming days as we all deal with our grief," the station said.
Starr was a Michigan native who received two meteorology degrees from Michigan State University and Mississippi State University.
Last night we were informed of the heartbreaking news that our friend and colleague, meteorologist Jessica Starr took her life. All of us here are in shock and cannot believe such a wonderful,
The words shock and heartbreak don't come close. She was smart, hilarious, bubbly and beautiful -- inside and out. Please pray for her family and also her @FOX2News family: FOX 2 meteorologist Jessica Starr passes away https://t.co/4c7FPB3gJG pic.twitter.com/iGgxhIw6yn
— Erika Erickson (@FOX2Erika) December 13, 2018
We’ve lost a dear colleague and friend in @Jstarrfox2 - please If you or a loved one is feeling distressed, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. The crisis center provides free, confidential emotional support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.1-800-273-8255, or text 741-741 pic.twitter.com/KIUab3UHGE
— Amy Lange (@langeamyFOX2) December 13, 2018
— Charlie Langton (@charlielangton) December 13, 2018
It is with a heavy heart that I post this. Our dear friend and colleague Jessica Starr has died. She leaves behind a husband, two beautiful children and a loving family. I send my deepest sympathies to her family. Our hometown girl will always be remembered fondly. pic.twitter.com/2EjWgG9KZc
— Roop Raj (@rooprajfox2) December 13, 2018
We are heartbroken over the loss of our friend Jessica Starr. We pray for her family and will miss her every day. pic.twitter.com/6MdTtdYCUq
— Jay Towers (@JayTowers) December 13, 2018
Our hearts are broken. Last night we were informed our Jessica Starr took her life. Her Fox 2 family is deep shock and cannot believe such a wonderful, bright and intelligent woman is gone. Keep her family in your prayers in the coming days as we all deal with our grief. pic.twitter.com/z4km8Tsb9K
— Amy Andrews Fox 2 (@AmyAndrewsFOX2) December 13, 2018