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Former Miss USA Cheslie Kryst has been found dead from an apparent suicide.

Kryst’s body was found outside on the sidewalk of her high-rise apartment building in Manhattan, at 7:05 Sunday morning.

According to New York City police, the young woman jumped from her apartment.

It is unclear if Kryst jumped from her apartment, which is on the 9th-floor, or from a higher floor.  The last place she was seen alive was the 29th floor on Sunday, January 30, 2022.

A suicide note was reportedly left by her, leaving her belongings to her mother. Kryst was 30-year old.

Her family wrote on Sunday that “her light was one that inspired others around the world with her beauty and strength.”

Kryst’s last public words were, “May this day bring you rest and peace”, followed by an emoji of a heart; she posted on Instagram.

The news of her death is shocking the world as well as her family, friends, and fans. However, it also elevates the growing suicide crisis among Black Americans and underscores the importance and need for mental healthcare.

Cheslie Kryst was crowned Miss North Carolina and went on to become Miss USA in 2019 and represented the United States at Miss Universe 2019 where she placed 10th. For her work as a New York correspondent for Extra, Kryst was nominated for Outstanding Entertainment News Program at the 47th Daytime Emmy Awards in 2020. The following year, as part of the 48th Daytime Emmy Awards, she was nominated for the same award.

Lastly, Kryst is survived by her four brothers, Asa, Chandler, Jet, and Brooklyn, and a sister, and her parents.

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One reply on “Cheslie Kryst, former Miss USA, dies of suicide”

  1. As usual people miss the obvious- the pills she was taking. One video showed her mentioning ” zannies” meaning Xanax. All those anti anxiety drugs eventually cause anxiety- sometimes explosively. The calming mechanism we are all born with goes away due to the pills. The pills artificially dampen the system. When one reduces the pills or comes off them, the body can go into massive stress- thus things like jumping or hanging oneself.

    Depression is an excuse people use to cover everything. Depression doesn’t cause people to jump off buildings or hang oneself. Rather a central nervous system in massive overdrive does. Those pills cause that. They also cause brain damage and anger issues.

    Fluoroquinolones are a class of drugs that do similar and kill people plus cause tendon ruptures. I know people with them. Do a you tube video search on ” antibiotics leading to suicide.”

    No doubt Cheslie Cryst was depressed. But the anti anxiety drugs are what most likely caused her to jump to her death. The pills are the issue and it’s almost always covered up. They destroy your central nervous system and anxiety becomes far more than a human can handle. Thus the jumping to her death. Depression is a weak excuse.

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