Former Miss USA Cheslie Kryst’s cause of death has been revealed.
On February 1, the New York City Office of Chief Medical Examiner told People that autopsy confirmed that the 30-year-old lawyer died by suicide. According to CNN, she suffered from multiple blunt impact injuries.
The former beauty queen and Extra TV correspondent died on Sunday, January 30, after falling from a “higher elevation” of New York City condominium. She died on the spot.
Her family released a statement to Extra saying, “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.”
The statement added, “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. As we reflect on our loss, the family asks for privacy at this time.”
Many celebrities expressed their tribute to Cheslie. Her friend, Kenya Moore, took to Instagram on January 31, writing, “We were always texting and talking and in constant contact laughing and sharing.” According to her, she was devastated when she heard the news of her passing. The two talked to each other last week.
The Real Housewives of Atlanta star continued, “She was a glorious human being and so sweet and caring I just can’t deal with this. She made me so proud to call her my sister and the world proud. A true role model I looked up to HER!.”
Meanwhile, Miss USA 2006 Tara Conner shared on Instagram, “You never know what someone is going through. @chesliekryst your presence in this world touched so many lives, including mine! Too many people suffer in silence…if you are struggling I beg of you to say something! Rest in power my sweet sister!.”
Cheslie won the coveted title of Miss USA in 2019. She founded White Collar Glam, a fashion blog. She was active on social media, too. In fact, she was able to post a glam photo of herself on Sunday, hours before she committed suicide.
She wrote, “May this day bring you rest and peace.”