According to the New York City Police Department, Miss USA 2019 Cheslie Kryst died when she jumped from a building in Manhattan.
Cheslie Kryst jumped from a Manhattan apartment building and was pronounced dead at the scene, according to police. She was confirmed dead by her family. PHOTO via @Instagram
KAMPALA | LIFESTYLE UGANDA (https://lifestyleug.com/) — Cheslie Kryst, 30, apparently jumped from an apartment building in Manhattan and died immediately upon impact. She was confirmed dead by her family.
- Police said Cheslie Kryst, 30, died after jumping from a building in Manhattan.
- “May this day bring you rest and peace” was Cheslie Kryst’s last words before she died.
She was a correspondent for the entertainment news show Extra and the winner of the Miss USA pageant for 2019. She was 30 years old.
“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,” her family said.
“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,” her family said.
Cheslie Kryst, the former Miss USA winner, posted a photo of herself on Instagram just before she died, writing, “May this day bring you rest and peace.”
Before she died, Cheslie Kryst shared a photo on Instagram in which she wrote: “May this day bring you peace and rest.”.
In May 2019, Kryst, a former Division I athletics and North Carolina lawyer, won the Miss USA competition and competed in the Miss Universe contest.
The achievement was more than a personal triumph for Kryst, it marked the first time in history that three Black women were the reigning Miss USA, Miss Teen USA, and Miss America.
In a statement Sunday, the nationally syndicated program “Extra” described Kryst as “not just a vital part of our show, she was a beloved part of our Extra family and touched the entire staff. Our deepest condolences to all her family and friends.”
At last month’s Miss Universe pageant, Kryst was described as “one of the brightest, warmest, and most kind individuals that we have ever had the pleasure of knowing. We mourn her loss as a community.”
Last month, Kryst gave a commentary at the Miss Universe pageant, during which she was called “one of the brightest, warmest, and most kind people I have ever met.”
Kryst holds an MBA from Wake Forest University and also played collegiately for the University of South Carolina. The school praised her for being “a woman of many talents.”
Kryst’s body was found on West 42nd Street in midtown Manhattan at around 7 a.m. on Sunday in front of the Orion building, a high-rise located on West 42nd Street.
Cheslie Kryst’s death is mourned on Twitter.
We are devastated to learn about the loss of Miss USA 2019 Cheslie Kryst. She was one of the brightest, warmest, and most kind people we have ever had the privilege of knowing. Our entire community mourns her loss, and our thoughts and prayers are with her family right now. pic.twitter.com/fuJHXeMnHa— Miss Universe (@MissUniverse) January 31, 2022
Such incredibly sad news about #CheslieKryst
Depression creates deep despair & an overwhelming illusion that there’s no way forward in life
Remember: looking good & doing good things doesn’t = feeling/thinking “good”
Check on YOU, too
National Suicide Hotline: 800-273-8255 pic.twitter.com/913b4ZVAnY
— Be A King (@BerniceKing) January 31, 2022
Authorities are investigating the tragic death of 30-year-old Cheslie Kryst, a former Miss USA winner and TV host. Police say Kryst jumped from the 29th floor of a New York City high-rise apartment building. @MorganRadford reports. pic.twitter.com/SEjg8tw9Yl— TODAY (@TODAYshow) January 31, 2022
Former Miss USA Cheslie Kryst died Sunday at the age of 30.
A former Division I athlete and mental health advocate, Kryst made history as one of three Black women crowned as Miss USA, Miss Teen USA and Miss America in 2019. pic.twitter.com/sTvgM0euUx— CBS Mornings (@CBSMornings) January 31, 2022
Cheslie Kryst, the 2019 winner of the Miss USA pageant and a correspondent for entertainment news program “Extra,” has died at age 30.
Police said Kryst jumped from a Manhattan apartment building and was pronounced dead at the scene yesterday. Her family confirmed her death. pic.twitter.com/OFUXXiMaIB— Breakfast Television (@breakfasttv) January 31, 2022
My heart breaks for the Kryst Family. We lost a true lightworker.— Moe Brown (@MoeBrownSC) January 31, 2022
Always, Cheslie Kryst 🙏🏾
Our community is heartbroken with the tragic news of Cheslie Kryst. She was an incredible star in more ways than can ever be counted. Please join me in lifting Cheslie, her family, and her friends up in prayer this morning.— Rep. Ralph Norman (@RepRalphNorman) January 31, 2022
For many of us, today is a overwhelmingly sad day. @CheslieKryst may your memory be a blessing. Your life was such much a light.
If anyone is feeling down or depressed please please reach out.
National Suicide Hotline: 800-273-8255— Bakari Sellers (@Bakari_Sellers) January 31, 2022
If you feel distressed and isolated, or if you struggle to cope with life, The Samaritans provide free and confidential telephone support; you can call 116 123 (UK and ROI), email email@example.com, or find details of your nearest branch on the Samaritan website.
You can call the National Suicide Prevention Helpline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255), if you are based in the US, or if you or someone you know needs mental health assistance right now. The Helpline is a 24/7, confidential crisis hotline available around the globe at www.befrienders.org.
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