Radio host's tragic last words before taking her own life

A radio host sent an alarming email to her colleague just hours before she was tragically found dead in her home.

Vicki Archer, who had been a presenter for BBC Radio Shropshire in England since 2010, had left a show mid-air in August.

The 41-year-old, with a history of depression, sent a colleague at the radio station an email saying she left because she was upset, the BBC reports.

Just three hours later the mother was found dead by her stepfather in the loft of her home.

Vicki Archer left her radio show mid-air in August. Source: Facebook/Vicki Archer

The BBC reports the inquest heard her stepfather Lee Holyoake tried to save the woman’s life but was unsuccessful.

He and Ms Archer’s mother were concerned after hearing their daughter went home during the radio show.

Coroner John Ellery said during the inquest Ms Archer had made two previous attempts to take her own life and ruled the death a suicide.

Vicki Archer had a history of depression and had previously attempted to take her life twice. Source: Twitter/Vicki Archer

“It is not necessary, nor is it appropriate to go further into her personal and private life,” he said.

“Victoria left her radio show ‘mid-air’ whilst it was thought she was going for a break.

“This is a tragic case for her family and our condolences and thoughts are, and must be, with her children.”

The BBC reports her family said in a statement her “zest for life was infectious”.

“She could light up a room. While we will always miss her we want to remember and celebrate everything that she achieved which is why in the spring we are planning a memorial celebration of her life,” the family said.

Readers seeking support and information about suicide prevention can contact Lifeline on 13 11 14.