The media world throughout the state of Michigan and the country is mourning the loss of a wonderful, talented person today. Fox 2 Detroit's Jessica Starr passed away from suicide, as the news outlet reported this morning. Her co-worker Amy Andrews released the following statement on her Facebook:

Our hearts are broken... 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. If you or someone you know is hurting or just needs to talk, help is available 24/7 call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-TALK.

Fox2 also released a statement online stating:

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

Starr had been with Fox 2 Detroit since 2012. Rest In Peace.

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-Mark Frankhouse-