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Delilah Rene, known as simply Delilah to most, has been there for folks for over 30 years as a radio host, expert conversationalist, and Queen of Sappy Love Songs

On Sunday, she announced in a heartbreaking social media post that she was taking a break from the job, revealing that her son, Zachariah, had died by suicide. 

“My dear friends, I need to share some devastating news with you. On Monday, Oct. 2, my son, Zachariah, took his life,” she wrote on Saturday. “He was being treated, counseled, and embraced fiercely by family and friends while battling depression for some time now.”

“My heart is broken beyond repair and I can not fathom how to go on…but I have to believe he is at peace with the Lord and that God will get us through,” she continued, before explaining that she will be taking a break from being on the radio and online. “I’ll look forward to my return, as you all lift me up so very much!”

Fans of Delilah’s poured messages of support on Twitter, offering their prayers and thoughts to her and the family, as well as dedicating songs.

Since her post, Delilah has changed her Facebook cover photo to reflect that National Suicide Prevention Lifeline number, 1-800-273-8255.

You can read Delilah’s full note here

Read more: http://mashable.com/2017/10/09/radio-host-delilah-son-suicide/