Okera Ras, a former Fox News web video producer, was found dead only hours after finding out that his son had died from a gunshot wound. Details have not been released on Ras’s cause of death, but someone close to the matter said that he laid down to sleep and never woke up.
“He was close to his son,” Vernon Pouncey, Okera’s cousin said. “He was a dedicated father to all of his children.”
His son was a big part of Okera’s life and it sounds like he was not expecting his son’s death. He was shot after he went to see what a commotion in the hallway of his apartment was. The gunman shot him through the door.
He was expected to recover from his injuries but died a short time later. His father was very upset about his death, as one would expect.
“It was really too much for him,” she told the paper. “It was really like heartbreak.” That is what Okera’s daughter said about her father.
He recently left Fox News to see to his own business ventures but was remembered for his amazing work ethic. He always had a smile on his face and was always doing things for his fellow employees.
Fox News has not been able to get out of the words for quite a while now. Bill O’Reilly was fired over sexual harassment allegations that were never proven. Now Eric Bolling is under investigation for similar allegations. This latest death will hurt them even further.
An investigation will undoubtedly ensue but they are not even sure what they are looking for. Most tend to believe that he died of completely natural causes. Suicide is not currently being looked at as an option. This man was obviously struggling with the fact that his son was killed by a gunshot wound.
He was loved by his family and will be missed by everyone who had the pleasure of knowing him. It sounds like this could be a real case of someone tragically dying of a broken heart.
What do you think about this?