Fox 2 Detroit meteorologist Jessica Starr dies in apparent suicide

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DETROIT, Mich (WLNS) – Former WLNS 6 News and current Fox 2 Detroit, meteorologist Jessica Starr has died.

According to Fox 2, Starr, 35, took her life 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 Fox2 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.”

Starr was the weekend meteorologist at 6 News in 2005-2006.

6 News anchor Lauren Thompson, who worked with Starr, remembered her friend.

“This morning I am stunned by the loss of a former 6 News colleague. I can not imagine the struggles one must face to feel that taking your own life is the only solution. Jessica Starr leaves behind a husband and two young children who will now grow up without their mom. My heart breaks for them and her entire family. Please pray for them all today.”

Starr had earned two meteorology degrees, one from Michigan State University and one from Mississippi State University.

Starr was raised in suburban Detroit and is survived by a husband and two children.

WLNS TV-6 extends its deepest condolences to the Starr family and our colleagues at Fox 2 Detroit.

>>> If you or a loved one is feeling distressed, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline can be reached 24 hours a day, 7 days each week at 1-800-273-8255 or by texting 741-741. You can also chat online here

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