Weekend weather forecaster for NBC’s Lubbock, Texas affiliate, Kelly Plasker, died suddenly over the weekend. The station paid tribute to her on Sunday.
KCBD NewsChannel 11 anchor Kase Wilbanks told viewers in a somber moment,
“In her three years on air, she showed us her passion for weather, which came through in her forecasts that kept us all safe and prepared for the day ahead. She showed her heart and her love for which we will all be thankful for. From KCBD family to Kelly, we share our sympathies. We’re grateful for the time we shared with Kelly and the joy she shared with us.”
Wilbanks, who did not indicate the cause of death, read the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline to viewers.
In a lengthy Facebook post prior to her death, Plasker wrote a personal story about a high school band director who she said preyed upon her for years.
“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.”
Plasker’s son Thomas committed suicide in 2018 at age 19.