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Sudden Death Of Weather Forecaster Leaves Station, Viewers Stunned

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Contributing Writer | Telegraph Local

KCBD NewsChannel 11 on Sunday paid tribute to weekend forecaster Kelly Plasker, who died suddenly over the weekend.

KCBD anchor Kase Wilbanks said that “Her sudden death early this morning has broken our hearts”.

STATEMENT REGARDING LOSS OF KCBD FORECASTER"We are deeply saddened by the tragic and sudden loss of KCBD weekend…

Posted by Kelly Plasker KCBD on Sunday, August 30, 2020

Plasker mentioned things like her “brain is broken”, and wrote about her high school band director being a “predator” in her last Facebook post.

“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.”

Wilbanks, who did not indicate cause of death, then read the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline to viewers.

I got thrown off course in high school by a man twice my age. My band director, using his time at Frenship high school…

Posted by Kelly Plasker on Sunday, August 30, 2020

“Experts say stopping suicide means increasing the conversations about mental and emotional health. They say to reach out for help, so ask for help if you’re struggling or have had thoughts of suicide,” Wilbanks said. “Everyone should educate themselves on warning signs for those we love.”

Plasker’s son Thomas passed away in 2018 from suicide in February of 2018, just two weeks shy of his 20th birthday. 

Kelly’s good friend, radio host Wes Nessman at KFMX in Lubbock also wrote a tribute to her on the radio station’s website.

While he didn’t directly speak about the circumstances of her death, Wes did bring up some interesting stories about how he first met Kelly, and other stories of their time together.

Nessman wrote, “I can’t tell you what it was like to know or work with Kelly. I just can’t. It’s too much for me. I have to take things like these and bury them in a dark place in my head. I’m sorry I can’t be more personal with this. I thought we’d be talking about Bill & Ted and what we ate over the weekend right about now.”

“All I can really say is, we made each other laugh for a couple of years. I wish it would have been a few more.”

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