Plasker’s colleague Karin McKay recalled the journalist’s grief over her son’s death in an on-air tribute Monday night, saying: “What you couldn’t see on TV was a broken heart.
“I remember one day two years ago when she and I sat and talked in the studio and she told me her world would never be the same again,” McKay said.
“She said, ‘He was 19, 2 weeks into his 20s.’ Kelly was referring to her son, Thomas, who committed suicide in February 2018. ”
Plasker told his colleague at the time that it was “very difficult for those of us who knew him to understand why.”
“Now this weekend our sweet Kelly took her own life, a cry for help that she made very public on her Facebook page,” McKay told viewers.
In her latest Facebook post, Plasker shared a “final confession for the sins for which I am responsible” in which she claimed that a high school teacher had prepared her for a relationship lasting several years.
“He was supposed to be someone watching over me, but instead of watching me, he looked at me in a way that men shouldn’t look at children,” she wrote.
She also appeared to suggest that she had some mental health issues.
” I love you my friends. My brain is broken and I can’t take it anymore, ”she wrote.