Five Things About Matt Hughes, Including His Battle With Depression

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Matt Hughes battled severe depression

Fans of “Storm Chasers” were shocked to hear that Matt Hughes died, and now they’re burning up the internet trying to find out what caused his premature death. It was not one of the storms he was chasing; rather, he died last May of complications from a reported suicide attempt, leaving behind a wife and two young sons.

Sadly, Hughes had battled severe depression his entire life, according to several reports, that led to his suicide attempt. It’s so sad to see a life so full of promise end too soon. Here are four other things about Hughes that you may not have known from the show:

1. He was a psychology major at Friends University.

2. He was a COMCARE caseworker.

3. He joined “Storm Chasers” in 2009.

4. More than 500 people attended his funeral, and his employer, KAKE, a Wichita TV station, set up a memorial fund in his honor.

Please leave your own remembrances of Matt below.