Cheslie Kryst, the winner of the 2019 Miss USA pageant, died on Sunday in what officials have ruled a suicide.
“NYPD responded to a 911 call at 7:13 AM to Cheslie’s midtown apartment building on 42nd Street,” TMZ reported. “Officers and paramedics responded, but she was pronounced dead on the scene.”
The Associated Press later reported that Police indicated that Kryst “jumped” from the apartment building.
Kryst’s family released the following statement:
In devastation and great sorrow, we share the passing of our beloved Cheslie. Her great light was one that inspired others around the world with her beauty and strength. She cared, she loved, she laughed and she shined. Cheslie embodied love and served others, whether through her work as an attorney fighting for social justice, as Miss USA and as a host on EXTRA. But most importantly, as a daughter, sister, friend, mentor and colleague — we know her impact will live on.
Kryst was an attorney and correspondent for the entertainment news program “Extra.” The news program said that she was a “vital part” of their show and was “a beloved part of our Extra family and touched the entire staff.”
“Our deepest condolences to all her family and friends,” the statement added.
The New York Daily News reported that Kryst jumped from the 29th floor of the building and reportedly left a suicide note.
Shortly before she jumped, Kryst wrote on Instagram: “May this day bring you rest and peace.”
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a free hotline for individuals in crisis or distress or for those looking to help someone else. It is available 24/7 at 1-800-273-8255.
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