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NEW YORK, USA — Former Miss USA and ‘Extra’ correspondent Cheslie Kryst has died, her family confirmed. Law enforcement identified Kryst as the woman who leaped to her death from a high-rise building in NYC.
On Sunday, around 7:15 am (New York Time), Kryst’s body was found in front of the Orion building on West 42nd Street, located in midtown Manhattan. The investigation is still ongoing; however, police sources state that the cause is believed to be “suicide.”
Her family confirmed her passing in a statement and requested privacy at this time to process their loss.
“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,” the statement said.
The former pageant queen left a note that said she wanted to leave everything to her mother. But no motive was included in her note, sources said.
EXTRA also shared their condolences to the star’s family and friends, saying, “Our hearts are broken. Cheslie was not just a vital part of our show, she was a beloved part of our ‘Extra’ family and touched the entire staff.”
Kryst was a former athlete and attorney who won the Miss USA pageant back in 2019. She then competed in the Miss Universe pageant in the same year, where she placed in the Top 10 finalists. She was one of the three Black women who were reigning queens (Miss USA, Miss Teen USA and Miss America) at the same time – a first in history.
The 30-year-old was an advocate for mental health. She even shared her tips during the World Mental Health Day in 2019.
On Sunday, she shared a post on Instagram with the caption, “May this day bring you rest and peace.”
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