Grieving father of Louisville musician, teacher shares struggles after death in hopes of saving others

The father of a Louisville woman who disappeared on Tuesday and was found dead the next day is speaking out. He says his daughter, Carl Norris, committed suicide. He spoke to WLKY about the famous local musician and artist and the struggles she encountered because he said it was a very important message. “My daughter Cari was a very creative person, a very musical person, a very artistic person and had a lot to share with the world,” Mike Norris said. Cari Norris was a noted bluegrass musician and music teacher in Louisville. “She loved her students intensely and they loved her and other musicians and artists,” her father said. Norris said she battled depression after her husband’s death and battled recurring cancer “Many famous and accomplished people have suffered from depression. Winston Churchill. Abraham Lincoln. Many, many people “, Norris said. Her daughter disappeared on Tuesday and her body was found on Wednesday. “Cari got a lot of help, but I feel like it was just one thing after another, and I feel like in the end it was just one thing too many,” did he declare. Norris encourages anyone suffering from depression to get help. “There are many resources online,” he said. “If you don’t have the funds for a private therapist, there are people who will work on a sliding scale. There are groups you can join.” But, he conceded, it is a difficult journey. keep working on it and it may get better,” the grieving father said. “It may never go away, but there are ways to learn to cope.” There will be a visitation on Tuesday and a funeral on Wednesday.

The father of a Louisville woman who disappeared on Tuesday and was found dead the next day is speaking out.

He says his daughter, Carl Norris, committed suicide.

He spoke to WLKY about the well-known local musician and artist and the difficulties she was facing, as he said it was a very important message.

“My daughter Cari was a very creative person, a very musical person, a very artistic person and had a lot to share with the world,” Mike Norris said.

Cari Norris was a noted bluegrass musician and music teacher in Louisville.

“She loved her students intensely and they loved her and her fellow musicians and artists,” her father said.

Norris said she battled depression after her husband’s death and battled recurring cancer.

“A lot of famous and accomplished people have suffered from depression. Winston Churchill. Abraham Lincoln. Many, many people,” Norris said.

Her daughter disappeared on Tuesday and her body was found on Wednesday.

“Cari got a lot of help, but I feel like it was just one thing after another, and I feel like in the end it was just one thing too many” , did he declare.

Norris encourages anyone suffering from depression to get help.

“There are many resources online,” he said. “If you don’t have the funds for a private therapist, there are people who will work on a sliding scale. There are groups you can join.”

But, he conceded, it is a difficult journey.

“You just have to keep working and it can get better,” the grieving father said. “It may never go away, but there are ways to learn to cope.”

There will be a visitation on Tuesday and a funeral on Wednesday.