Delilah Rene, the nationally syndicated radio host and the self-proclaimed “queen of sappy love songs,” announced she will be taking a break from the airwaves following her son's suicide.
In a Facebook post, Rene wrote that her son Zachariah, who she called “Zacky,” ended his life last Tuesday.
“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 cannot fathom how to go on...but I have to believe he is at peace with the Lord and that God will get us through,” Rene wrote on Saturday.
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She added that she will be taking a break as she copes.
“I will be absent from the radio and on social media for a time as I grieve and try to process this loss with my family. In the mean-time we'll be playing some of my favorite shows from the recent past,” she added.
Rene did not disclose Zachariah's age.
Her Facebook post has changed its banner to display the 24-hour National Suicide Prevention Lifeline phone number 1-800-273-8255.
The radio host and mother to 13 children has previously suffered the loss of a child.