Cheslie Kryst; attorney, fashion icon, former Division I athlete, Extra correspondent was found dead on January 30, 2022. According to police reports she jumped from her Manhattan apartment where she was found on the sidewalk of her condominium apartment; a 60-story apartment. Simply put, Kryst committed suicide.

Her family confirmed her passing in a statement saying “In devastation and great sorrow, we announce the passing of our beloved Cheslie”. The family has really been sad with the situation as they said,

Her great light was one that¬† inspired others around the world with her strength and beauty. 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 host on EXTRA. But most importantly, as a daughter, sister, friend, mentor, and colleague- we know her impact will live on”.

Before this incident, she posted on her Instagram page hours before saying, “May this day bring you rest and peace”. This leaves room for the question of ‘was she depressed or what could have been wrong with her’. She was last seen alive on the terrace of the 29th floor of her apartment.

It is also interesting to note that Cheslie Kryst was an avid mental health advocate and used to speak on how she looked after herself in several recent interviews.

People from across the country, and all over the world do mourn her for her passing. Truly, may she find her rest and peace.


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