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Former Miss USA and Black Lives Matter Advocate Cheslie Kryst Dies by Suicide

HeadlineJan 31, 2022

Here in New York, former Miss USA Cheslie Kryst died Sunday morning after jumping from a building in Manhattan. She won the pageant in 2019. Kryst was an attorney and an advocate for Black Lives Matter. She worked pro bono with prisoners, fighting for criminal justice reform. In a statement, her family said, “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 Kryst was 30 years old.

In the United States, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 1-800-273-8255.

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