SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (FOX 2) - Late Wednesday night, FOX 2 was heartbroken when we learned 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.
On Thursday, the FOX 2 News staff showed up to work as we remember our friend. There are no correct words to explain our heartbreak and we'll never forget Jessica's bright, smiling face.
If you or a loved one is feeling distressed, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. The crisis center provides free and confidential emotional support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255, or text 741-741.
We thank you, our viewers, readers, social media fans for the outpouring of love and support for our staff at this time. We deeply miss Jessica and we need your help and words of support.
We also would like to thank our friends/competitors WDIV, WXYZ, the Free Press, Detroit News, and all local radio stations and other publications for their words of support.
Here's how we're remember her this morning:
f you or someone you know is hurting or needs to talk help is available 24/7. Call the national suicide prevention lifeline at 1-800-273-talk. pic.twitter.com/0LFVjqRqGv— Amy Andrews Fox 2 (@AmyAndrewsFOX2) 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
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
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