Radio Host Delilah Loses Another Son

Son Zachariah commits suicide 5 years after she lost teen son to sickle cell anemia
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 8, 2017 6:03 AM CDT
Radio Host Delilah Loses Another Son
Radio host Delilah is shown on the cover of Guideposts magazine.   (Photo: Business Wire)

Popular romance radio host Delilah made a heartbreaking announcement to fans Saturday: Her son, Zachariah, committed suicide 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 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," Delilah wrote alongside a picture of "Zacky."

She added that she's taking a break from the radio to grieve, but that past shows will run during her absence. As People notes, Delilah—a mother of 13—lost another son in 2012. Sammy, 16, died of sickle cell anemia, per the radio host's website. The New York Daily News reports that Zachariah was 18. (More suicide stories.)

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