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FOX 2 Meteorologist Jessica Starr Commits Suicide By 'Hanging,' Coroner Reveals

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Source: Courtesy of Jessica Starr's Facebook

Jan. 4 2019, Updated 9:51 a.m. ET

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The FOX 2 Detroit newsroom was turned upside down when one of their staffers committed suicide. has exclusively learned 35-year-old meteorologist, Jessica Starr, killed herself by "hanging" on Wednesday night.

According to the Oakland Medical Examiner, Starr's "cause of death is hanging and manner of death by suicide."

"My colleague went out there last night, it was just a gruesome scene," a spokesperson for the medical examiner told "It's just very sad."

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As previously reported, her distraught coworkers were the first to share the news.

“Our hearts are broken. Last night we were informed our Jessica Starr took her life," Morning anchor Amy Andrews wrote on Twitter along with a photo she shared of her with Starr. "Her Fox 2 family is in 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.”

Another Fox 2 staffer, Roop Raj, echoed her sentiment. “I send my deepest sympathies to her family. Our hometown girl will always be remembered fondly,” he tweeted.

The Michigan native had been recovering from Lasik eye surgery since October and took to social media in the last few months to reveal that the recovery process was painful.

On her Facebook page on November 13, she posted a video admitting that she was “struggling a little bit” after taking four weeks off post-surgery.

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Asking viewers advice, she reported blurred vision and said she was “trying to stay strong.”

Starr is survived by her two young children and husband.

If you or someone you know is in an emotional distress or suicidal, please call the Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

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