Son Of Radio Show Host "Delilah" Takes His Own Life


Delilah, the famous romance radio host, took to Facebook on Saturday where she formally announced that her son #Zachariah has died due to suicide.

More than 110,000 people have commented and almost 45,000 have shared the social media post. She also asked her followers to pray for her son and to pray for everyone who suffers from a disease like depression.

A date for Rene's return to her eponymous show has yet to be announced. She says Zachariah "was being treated, counseled, and embraced fiercely by family and friends while battling depression for some time now". Three are biological, and 10 were adopted.

"My son Sammy passed from this world today into heaven, but he left behind a piece of his incredible soul in all that met him". His family reportedly put him on the streets thinking he was possessed by demons, since he would often "scream" and "writhe" on the floor in pain. Her son Sammy died in 2012 from complications from sickle-cell anemia. She had 11 children already when she adopted Sammy.

That same year, Delilah Wednesday Paul Warner, a man she says "rarely drinks, doesn't use drugs and adores me with all of his being".

Multiple outlets report that Delilah has been married four times- something that she is forthright about on air.

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"My heart is broken beyond fix and I cannot fathom how to go on", she wrote. Another posted, "Oh Delilah, I'm so sorry. My heart is broken".

Delilah added that she'll be "absent from the radio and on social media for a time as I grieve and try to process this loss with my family".

Following the separation, Delilah didn't have her parents to turn to, as they disowned her for marrying an African-American man.

Radio personality Delilah Rene is taking a leave of absence from her syndicated show after the death of her 18-year-old son. She continued that she'll look forward of her return very soon.

According to PEOPLE, she is known as the "Queen of Snappy Love Songs" and has shared millions of songs as dedications to her fans on her syndicated radio series. It debuted on four stations in 1996, and moved to Premiere Radio Networks in 2004.