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DETROIT, Michigan — A Detroit meteorologist, Jessica Starr, died Wednesday after taking her own life, according to the television news station where she was employed.
Fox 2 Detroit posted the information about Starr's death on its Twitter page Thursday morning. It also was retweeting posts by other TV station staffers sharing memories of their time with the meteorologist.
The station said it was informed of the news Wednesday night.
Starr was a Michigan native who received two meteorology degrees from Michigan State University and Mississippi State University. She was married and had two children, according to her co-worker, Roop Raj.
Some of her co-workers who expressed condolences encouraged viewers to reach out to suicide prevention hotlines if they have suicidal feelings, or know someone who may have them.
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, bright and intelligent individual will no longer be with us. https://t.co/hK31DaPwp0
— FOX 2 Detroit (@FOX2News) 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’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
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