41-year-old BBC radio presenter, Vicki Archer has reportedly hanged herself just hours after she unexpectedly walked out of a studio midway through her drivetime show.
Vicki Archer had told colleagues at BBC Radio Shropshire that she needed “a break” and was feeling “upset”.
A hearing was told that the divorced mum-of-three suffered from depression and had made two previous attempts to take her own life.
According to reports, she left work at about 5pm and was found by her stepfather, Lee Holyoake, around three hours later, after knocks at her door went unanswered.
In the days leading up to her death, Ms Archer had retweeted posts about inner demons and mental health issues.
She also shared links to the Samaritans’ hotline number and wrote about “hurtful gossip” describing it as “corrosive”.
Shropshire Coroner John Ellery concluded Ms Archer died as a result of suicide.