Adam Ward was killed on live television on Wednesday morning. He worked as a cameraman for WDBJ in Virginia and was shot along with his colleague, Alison Parker, during a live broadcast. A former WDBJ employee shot the pair before killing himself. The world is now learning more details about Ward and Park, both of whom are being remembered this week.
According to Hollywood Life, Ward’s fiancee, Melissa Ott, also worked at WDBJ and was in the control room when she watched the love of her life get shot. This was Ott and Ward’s last day at the station, as they had plans to move to Charlotte, North Carolina. Colleagues gave Melissa balloons and flowers when she arrived at work on her last day.
Never could she have imagined what would transpire over the next couple of hours.
Adam Ward and Melissa Ott became engaged in December 2014. The two were planning their wedding and were ready to take that next step in their relationship soon. According to the report, one of the couple’s colleagues actually tweeted that Ott’s wedding dress arrived hours after Ward was murdered. This, of course, is unbelievably heartbreaking.
According to Today, Melissa Ott posted a touching, yet heartbreaking message to her boyfriend on Facebook last night.
“Today, my entire world was flipped upside down. Starting new adventures with my fiance, new jobs, a new city. Getting married, having a family, buying a home. That’s now taken. I’m not OK. And I wont be for a long time. But the enormous outpour of love and support from so many of you near and far is so much appreciated… Adam, I will never find a man so happy, selfless, protective, funny, or charming like you. You were the one. You understood me. My soulmate. I will always love you. Please watch over me and keep me strong. Enjoy the endless tech games in your heaven. I love you so much.”
Adam Ward and Alison Parker were remembered this morning during WDBJ’s morning show. According to CBS News, the anchors on the Mornin’ show were very emotional during their first broadcast since the tragedy. The station held a moment of silence as they remembered Ward and Park. Moving forward will undoubtedly be very hard for those who knew and loved these two people.
People all over the world have been sending their love out to the WDBJ family.
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