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FOX 2 Meteorologist’s Heartbroken Family ‘Devastated’ By Sudden Suicide, Mom Says

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Dec. 14 2018, Published 8:26 p.m. ET

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FOX 2 meteorologist Jessica Starr’s family is struggling to pick up the pieces after her shocking suicide, her mother exclusively revealed to

Carol Starr revealed to that, given the circumstances, Jessica’s loved ones are simply “not doing well.”

“I’m just so distraught,” Carol Starr told on Friday morning. reported that the popular Detroit meteorologist committed suicide by hanging on Wednesday night.

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She had been experiencing concerning symptoms such as weight loss and insomnia after receiving a LASIK eye surgery in October, her mom revealed. Now, the family is questioning if she suffered something more serious, such as brain trauma, as a result of the surgery.

Jessica left behind two young children, and her husband, Daniel.

“We’re just devastated,” Carol continued.

According to Jessica's mom, the FOX meteorologist was “goal-oriented and a very positive person,” meaning her loss has come as a complete “shock” to the family.

“My granddaughter asked for her last night,” Carol revealed. “I laid down with her and she said, ‘I want somebody else,’ and I just fell apart.”

Carol said Jessica's husband Daniel is doing his best to keep it together. However, the now widower is questioning how to raise his children alone, Carol explained.

The 35-year-old wife and mother also found a second family at her job at FOX 2 in Detroit, Michigan. Her co-workers announced the heartbreaking news of her passing on Thursday morning.

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Morning anchor Amy Andrews was one of the first to reveal the news, writing on Twitter, “Our hearts are broken. Last night we were informed our Jessica Starr took her life. Her Fox 2 family is deep shock and cannot believe such a wonderful, bright and intelligent woman is gone. Keep her family in your prayers in the coming days as we all deal with our grief.”

Fighting back tears, Carol described to how her daughter will be remembered.

“She was a fabulous, dedicated, wonderful, strong, determined, beautiful daughter,” the mom reflected. “She was everything. She was my girl.”

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