Lee Chingyu, an anchor for Taiwan's Next TV News, choked back tears as she discovered live on air that a friend and colleague at another network had been found dead in an apparent suicide.

CtiTV anchorman Erich Shih, 46, died at home Thursday, apparently by his own hand. His wife discovered his body around 5 p.m., with a plastic bag over his head. He left no note, and there were no signs of a break-in.

Shih had been with CtiTV since 2008, and previously worked as a U.S. correspondent for TVBS. Others at Next TV reportedly knew him and learned of his death for the first time as they worked to report it.

[H/T Daily Dot]