Podcast Megyn Kelly announced on her SiriusXM show that her close friend had died unexpectedly, almost a year after her sister’s death.
While Kelly refrained from going into details, she asked her followers to live their lives right and without regrets.
“I’m not going to be here tomorrow,” she said on Oct. 2.
“I’m taking the day off because my friend died over the weekend. Totally unexpected – 46-year-old mother of two young boys, beautiful wife.”
“We don’t know what happened yet; she died at home. It just is a reminder, as with any loss, (to) hold your loved ones near, make sure you look around that you are living the life you want to be living.”
“You know that, God forbid, if God called your number tomorrow morning, you are OK with the way you were in this world, your relationships – your core relationships.”
Kelly also asked for prayers for her late friend’s husband and her two children.
“But if you could spare a prayer for my friends, her husband and her boys, I sure would appreciate it,” Kelly concluded.
Later, Kelly identified her friend on her website as 46-year-old Jocelyn Steelman, with whom she had been friends for ten years through her children’s school.
“[Jocelyn was] a loving wife to Elliot and adoring mother of two boys — 13-year-old Jacob and 10-year-old Felix,” Kelly wrote on Oct. 6.
Kelly also said she was able to lean on her late friend after the recent death of her sister.
“It’s not yet clear what caused [her death] – maybe her heart,” Kelly said.
“Jocelyn was the picture of health.”
She then asked:
“Why would God do this? To her? To Elliot? To those young boys? What purpose could possibly be served here, and what does it even matter when her death feels so unjust?”
The host said she attended Steelman’s funeral on Oct. 3.
“She shouldn’t be in there,” Kelly recalled.
“We shouldn’t be here. Her sons should not have to stand here and mourn their mother.”
Last October, Kelly revealed that ther older sister died suddenly after suffering a heart attack.
During her Show, Kelly revealed that her sister, Suzanne Crossley, 58, had died.
“I’ve got to tell you that something really sad happened in my family over the weekend,” Kelly said as her voice cracked with emotion.
“My sister died. She was 58. Her name was Suzanne Crossley. And she died suddenly on Friday of a heart attack.”
“She hasn’t been in very good health for the last couple of years. It’s been one problem after the other. It was sudden and it was unexpected.”