Former Miss USA Cheslie Kryst, who tragically jumped to her death from a Midtown high-rise Sunday morning (January 30), posted a cryptic message on her Instagram page hours before, writing, “May this day bring you rest and peace.”
Kryst, a 30-year-old lawyer who won the 2019 pageant, jumped from her luxury 60-story building and was found dead in the street below, law enforcement sources told The New York Post. Kryst left behind a note saying she wanted to leave everything to her mother, but there were no details left behind of a motive.
In a statement, Kryst’s family spoke about the late star’s legacy, sharing: “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.”
“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,” the family added, then asked for privacy to mourn their loved one.
Since the news of Kryst’s death, many celebrities, fans and organizations have paid tribute to her on social media. See how they honored her below: