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Chesley Christ, Miss USA In 2019 he tragically passed away at the age of 30.
Through The New York PostAuthorities said the beauty pageant owner died Sunday after jumping from a 60-story house at 350 W. 42nd Street in New York City around 7:15 p.m. She lived on the ninth floor Condominium Orion the building was last seen on the 29th floor terrace shortly before she jumped. According to sources, Chesley was found dead on the street below.
Editorial insiders also claimed that Kirst left a note explaining that all her belongings should go to her mother, April Simpkins, a former participant in a beauty contest, who in 2002 was named “Miss North Carolina”. Detective Martin Brown with NYPD confirmed Monday that the investigation is ongoing as it is the standard for suicide deaths CNN.
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Confirming the emotional news, Chesley’s family issued a statement saying:
“In desolation and great sorrow we share the death of our beloved Chesley. Her great light has inspired others around the world with her beauty and strength. She cared, loved, laughed and shone. “
“Chesley embodied love and served others, regardless of her work as a lawyer fighting for social justice, as Miss USA and as a presenter at Additionally. But most importantly, as a daughter, sister, friend, teacher and colleague – we know that her influence will live on. “
They asked for privacy, mourning the sudden loss of their loved one. Meanwhile, Additionally also addressed the tragedy, expressing her “deepest condolences to all her family and friends”, adding in a statement uploaded to social networks:
“Our hearts are broken. Chesley was not just an important part of our show, she was a favorite part of our Extra family and affected all the staff. ”
Additionally host Billy Bush added his own tribute Instagramdisplaying:
“She was positive, hardworking, cheerful and of course beautiful. Always dancing between takes. This is a complete shock to everyone. We are left with great sadness, because the best is definitely still ahead for this special person. “
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Similarly, Rene Bargh added her colleague:
“The nicest, kindest, smartest woman I’ve ever met. Devastated and shocked. We have lost a beautiful bright light. “
The former Miss South Carolina the winner Mackenzie Divinawho competed with the 30-year-old girl for Miss USA in 2019, shared a photo of the duo with IG, emotionally noting:
“Chesley, I hope you knew how much they loved you. I can never understand how you felt, but what I can relax is knowing what a wonderful person you are and how your legacy will last forever. The impact you have had on so many people, including me, has been incredible. You left people better than you found. The world will never be the same without you. I will love you forever … Until we meet Chesley again “
Christ was crowned Miss USA as Miss North Carolina in May 2019. Nia Faith Franklin (Miss America), If Harris (Miss teen USA), and Both Tunzi (Miss Universe) went down in history as the first group of all black women to win titles in the same year. During the appearance on Good morning, Americathe lawyer spoke about “breaking the barriers”, sharing:
“People will comment on our social media and ask,‘ Why are we talking about your race? You guys, just four, amazing women. And I say, “Yeah, we’re four amazing women, but there was a time when we literally couldn’t win!”
It is so sad that someone so young and successful was taken away too early. According to neighbors in the area of Hell’s Kitchen, the number of suicide deaths has increased over the past few years. We will think of Chesley’s whole family and friends at this devastating time. REST WITH PEACE
If you or any of your acquaintances are contemplating suicide, contact the National Suicide Prevention Line at 1-800-273-TALK (8255), send “FORCE” to the text line 741-741 or go to suicidepreventionlifeline.org.
[Image via BUILD Series/YouTube & Cheslie Kryst/Instagram]