After offering advice to thousands of callers, you can imagine that Delilah Rene has heard it all. To be able to help her listeners deal with troubling times and pick the perfect song to lift them up, Delilah has faced all sorts of relationship issues, divorce, family drama, and the loss of a son due to illness. Now she is struggling to cope with the tragic suicide of her other son, Zachariah.
The "most listened-to woman in America" shared an announcement on her Facebook page to her 1.4 million fans.
“My dear friends, I need to share some devastating news with you. In the early morning hours, Tuesday, October 3, my son Zachariah, took his life,” she wrote. “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.
The 57-year-old radio host, known simply as Delilah said, that she would be taking a break from her show to help cope with her loss.
“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 meantime we’ll be playing some of my favorite shows from the recent past. I’ll look forward to my return, as you all lift me up so very much,” she added. “Please pray for my beloved Zacky, and I will pray for all suffering from this debilitating disease called depression,” she wrote.
Delilah doesn't have a history of taking a break from work and her devoted fans. She was reportedly back on the mic only 18 hours after giving birth to Zachariah.
This is not the first time Delilah has experienced the loss of a child.