The tragic news has come in today that the much-loved Texas weather forecaster, Kelly Plasker, has sadly passed away.

 

It is an unthinkable loss.

Kelly, who was only forty-two, died suddenly and unexpectedly over the weekend.

The broadcaster had become well known and loved across the state...

She was a prominent figure at KCBD, where she gave the weather forecasts every Saturday and Sunday on NewsChannel 11.

However, despite her success at the station...

Kelly had battled with her own demons throughout her life.

In February 2018, her nineteen-year-old son, Thomas Locke, committed suicide.

via: Facebook

Speaking about her son's death at the time, Kelly had said: "With somebody in the house, he still felt so alone that he made that choice. He was 2 weeks away from turning twenty."

Kelly was very open about her struggles in the months following her son's death.

via: Facebook

When discussing the Lubbock Police Department and its crisis team, she admitted: "If it hadn't been for the crisis team and Dr. Young, I would not have made it through that first month."

In more recent months, Kelly seemed to have been doing well...

And she had continued to throw herself into her role at the station.

However, over the weekend, disaster struck.

It was confirmed that Kelly had tragically died.

KCBD in Lubbock honored the late weather forecaster in an on-air tribute on Sunday night.

via: KCBD

News anchor, Kase Wilbanks, told viewers before the tribute that Kelly's "sudden death early this morning has broken our hearts."

In a statement, KCBD vice president and general manager, Dan Jackson, said:

via: KCBD

"We are deeply saddened by the tragic and sudden loss of KCBD weekend morning forecaster Kelly Plasker. Kelly was a dedicated member of the KCBD weather staff, well-liked by viewers and admired by her co-workers. Our deepest sympathies go out to Kelly's family in this time of great loss."

The statement continued:

via: KCBD

"We would like to thank the many viewers who have reached out through our social media channels in kindness and support to honor Kelly's memory."

Since the news broke, the tributes have been flooding in...

As Kelly's heartbroken friends and viewers alike come together in their grief.

The details surrounding her shocking death currently remain unclear...

But her last ever Facebook post has left some fans feeling a little concerned.

The broadcaster had written a lengthy Facebook status on her personal page...

via: Facebook

In which she accused her high school band director of being a predator.

She wrote:

"Thanks all I needed to get out there as my final confession for the sins I am responsible for adding to the cross. I love you my friends. My brain is broken and I cannot take it anymore." You can see the full post above.

Though it hasn't been confirmed, it is widely believed that Kelly had taken her own life.

This is a developing story, and we will post updates accordingly. Rest in peace, Kelly Plasker. To celebrate the celebrities we have sadly lost the year, scroll on...