Neena Pacholke Morning news anchor died at 27 by suicide
A Wisconsin morning news anchor and former college basketball player known for her bright smile and positive attitude committed suicide at the young age of 27.
The news of her death has come as a shock to many of her colleagues and family members. People around her loved her for her beautiful smile and always a happy mood.
“Neena Pacholke, our beloved morning anchor passed away suddenly Saturday,”
“The entire team here at News 9 are absolutely devastated by the loss as we know so many others are as well.” 9 WAOW said in a statement.
Pacholke was a football player for the University of South Florida and she was born and raised at the University of South Florida.
“She was just like a little ball of sunshine, and her smile was massive,” Kaitlynn Pacholke said Monday morning. “My sister was by far the happiest person I thought I knew.”
Neena Pacholke made a tweet about positivity before she died:
Her last retweet on Twitter and a better positive future. This seems like Neena was internally depressed and she did not tell anyone. She was constantly trying to be positive using quotes and she was trying to remain optimistic but one day she could not play this role anymore and got tired of it.
“We are not positive because life is easy. We are positive because life can be hard,” Gordon wrote in the original tweet. “Give yourself (and others) grace. Speak life and encourage others. Look for the good today. Remember your WHY. Believe the best is yet to come.”
News 9 stations shared the following statement about her personality.
“She was a kind person with a big heart and a contagious smile and we will miss her greatly,” the station said.
Jose Fernandez, head coach of the USF women’s basketball team said the team was so much in pain that one of their own is no more.
“Our prayers are with the Pacholke family during this extremely difficult time. Please keep them in your thoughts,” Fernandez said in a statement posted to Twitter.
Kaitlynn Pacholke said it is so difficult to know what someone is going through.
“Sometimes you just don’t know what people are going through, no matter how much you think you know someone. … My sister had access to every resource you could imagine,” she told the Tampa Bay Times. “She was loved by everybody. She was so good at her job.”