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Cheslie Kryst’s Mom Breaks Silence After Daughter’s Death: ‘I Have Never Known a Pain as Deep as This

Cheslie Kryst's Mom Breaks Silence After Daughter's Death: 'I Have Never Known a Pain as Deep as This'

チェスリー・クリスト‘s mother is opening up about losing her daughter.

The former Miss USA’s death was ruled a suicide, the New York City Office of Chief Medical Examiner 人々に確認 火曜日に. 彼女はそうだった 30 年.

I have never known a pain as deep as this. I am forever changed. 今日, what our family and friends privately knew was the cause of death of my sweet baby girl, Cheslie, was officially confirmed,” 彼女の母親, April Simpkins, PEOPLEが入手した声明の中で述べた.

While it may be hard to believe, それは本当です. Cheslie led both a public and a private life. In her private life, she was dealing with high-functioning depression which she hid from everyone — including me, her closest confidant — until very shortly before her death,” Simpkins continued.

Although Kryst’slife on this earth was short, it was filled with many beautiful memories,” 彼女の母親は書いた.

We miss her laugh, her words of wisdom, her sense of humor and mostly her hugs. We miss all of it — we miss all of her. She was a vital part of our family which makes this loss even more devastating,” Simpkins added.

Cheslie — to the world, you were a ball of sunshine wrapped in smiles. We talked, FaceTimed or texted one another all day, 毎日. You were more than a daughter — you were my very best friend. Talking with you was one of the best parts of my day. Your smile and laugh were infectious,” 彼女は続けた. “I love you baby girl with all my heart. I miss you desperately. I know one day we’ll be together again. それまで, rest easy and in peace.

チェスリー・クリスト

チェスリー・クリスト
チェスリー・クリスト

In lieu of flowers, Simpkins asks that any donations be made to Dress for Success, “an organization that was dearto her daughter’s heart.

​​If you or anyone else is struggling with thoughts of suicide, please contact the National Suicide Hotline at 800-273-8255,” 彼女は付け加えた. “Thank you all for continuing to respect the privacy of our family while we grieve.

Simpkinsown history with beauty pageants had a profound impact on Kryst as a child.

の 2002, Simpkins was named Mrs. North Carolina — becoming just the second Black woman to hold the title, による Charlotte Observer.

I remember watching her win and going to appearances with her during her reign,” Kryst, who was also an attorney and social justice advocate, 書きました で 2019 blog post for the North Carolina Bar Association. “Her title provided her with a platform to advocate for issues that were important to her and people listened.

The experience inspired Kryst to start competing.

It was a time in my life when I didn’t know who I was and wasn’t confident in myself. I was that little weird kid who had a unibrow and didn’t have any friends,” 彼女はで言った 2019, による AP通信. “I thought I want to be just like her.

ジョー・ローガンは、「バランスをとる」ことを誓うとき、嫌いな人に感謝します 2019

ジョー・ローガンは、「バランスをとる」ことを誓うとき、嫌いな人に感謝します 2019
チェスリー・クリスト, Miss North Carolina USA 2019, is crowned Miss USA 2019
| クレジット: The Miss Universe Organization

Following her death Sunday, NS 追加 correspondent’s family remembered her for inspiring othersaround the world with her beauty and strength,” 彼らは書いた 声明.

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 追加. しかし、最も重要なのは, as a daughter, 妹, 友達, mentor and colleague — we know her impact will live on,” 彼らは付け加えた.

あなたまたはあなたが知っている誰かが自殺を考えているなら, 1-800-273-TALKで全国自殺防止ライフラインに連絡してください (8255), 文章 “強さ” の危機テキスト行に 741-741 またはに行く suicidepreventionlifeline.org.