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.
The broadcaster had become well known and loved across the state...
However, despite her success at the station...
In February 2018, her nineteen-year-old son, Thomas Locke, committed suicide.
via: FacebookSpeaking 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: FacebookWhen 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...
KCBD in Lubbock honored the late weather forecaster in an on-air tribute on Sunday night.
via: KCBDNews 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.
It’s hard to lose such an amazing friend. Kelly Plasker, I’m missing you more and more every minute. You were the b… https://t.co/029idJQKbM— Sydney Kessler WJHL (@Sydney Kessler WJHL)1598892671.0
My heart is heavy. Thinking of Kelly Plasker’s family, friends, and @KCBD11 coworkers tonight. 💔 https://t.co/9sWXAGDN37— Lauren Linahan (@Lauren Linahan)1598915427.0
Today I found out my favorite radio DJ Kelly Plasker passed away over the weekend. And I'm just finding out more ab… https://t.co/CsHXYSuNtR— Triston (@Triston)1598910224.0
Heartbreaking, my thoughts & prayers are with her family during this extremely difficult time. 💜🙏 If you are suffe… https://t.co/LBtCtLx9Zn— Bryanna Gallagher (@Bryanna Gallagher)1598955474.0
Trigger warning: this is a very painful read. Kelly Plasker, may you finally be at peace. https://t.co/XXi6J7dFGW— Perez (@Perez)1598925606.0
@abc13houston Our prayers for her family. God give them the strength to pass this.— CLAUDIA (@CLAUDIA)1598908430.0
Statement on the loss of Kelly Plasker: https://t.co/kalvfVzG5J— FMX (@FMX)1598885952.0
The details surrounding her shocking death currently remain unclear...
The broadcaster had written a lengthy Facebook status on her personal page...
via: FacebookIn 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...
People you know are experiencing pain you will never understand. Consider kindness and empathy. If you are worrie… https://t.co/YKk6gLkXX7— James Spann (@James Spann)1598879940.0