We are sad to report that former 2019 Miss USA Cheslie Kryst has passed away at age 30 from a suspected suicide.
According to TMZ Cheslie died from a Sunday morning fall from her high-rise home in New York City.
NYPD responded to a 911 call at 7:13 AM to Cheslie’s midtown apartment building on 42nd Street.
Officers and paramedics responded, but she was pronounced dead on the scene.
Police are investigating, but they believe Cheslie — who lived on the 9th floor — jumped from high up in the building.
She was last seen on a 29th-floor terrace of the building … according to the NY Post, which was first to report Cheslie’s death.
Just a few hours before she died, Cheslie posted a photo of herself on Instagram with the caption, “May this day bring you rest and peace.”
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Kryst took home the top honors at the Miss USA pageant back in 2019 as Miss North Carolina.
She was an attorney, and after winning the title, she also worked as a correspondent for Extra.
She used her Miss USA platform to speak out about social and criminal justice reform.
She reportedly left a note Sunday morning, stating she was leaving all her belongings to her mother.
Her family released a statement saying, “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.”
The family added, “Most importantly, as a daughter, sister, friend, mentor, and colleague — we know her impact will live on.”
It's really sad to read this news, she even announced it on her instagram account. I don't know what she was struggling with but I do hope she finds rest and peace in her soul. You'll be forever remember Cheslie Kryst. It's a very sad day for all of us without you here. ? https://t.co/HEN6doELTv
— D E R W ? (@derwhuiza) January 30, 2022
So sad to hear we lost another beautiful soul so soon. Miss USA 2019 Cheslie Kryst is gone ??. She was extremely talented attorney and host on Extra. pic.twitter.com/xab4aFXcQD
— BIG JAY ? (@jalenrayy) January 30, 2022
Cheslie was just 30 years old.
Rest queen, rest.