No further details of the tragedy were revealed and the news was announced in a statement on the television channel where it made its name.
Channel host Kase Wilbanks told viewers: “Her sudden death early this morning broke our hearts. ”
A voiceover then continued, “She was a bright spot in our weekend mornings, and in our lives…
“During her three years on the air, she showed us her passion for the weather, which was reflected in her forecasts which kept us all safe and prepared for the day ahead.
“She showed her heart and love, for which we will all be grateful.
“From the KCBD family to Kelly, we share our sympathies. We are grateful for the time we shared with Kelly and the joy she shared with us. ”
The channel then shared details of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.
Plasker’s death came after she shared a heartbreaking post on social media, telling a personal story about a high school group principal who she said had attacked her for years.
She wrote: “Thank you for all that I needed to get me there as my last confession for the sins that I am responsible for adding to the cros.
” I love you my friends. My brain is broken and I can’t take it anymore. ”
She had already been struck by tragedy when her 19-year-old son Thomas committed suicide in 2018.
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