TV personality, attorney and former Miss USA Cheslie Kryst has died at the age of 30.
According to police, Kryst was found dead in New York City early on Sunday morning.
Kryst, the winner of 2019’s Miss USA pageant, was also an attorney who worked for unjustly jailed inmates.
“In devastation and great sorrow, we share the passing of our beloved Cheslie,” her family said in a statement.
“Her great light was one that inspired others around the world with her beauty and strength.”
The family’s statement added that “Cheslie embodied love and served others” through her work as an attorney, as Miss USA or as a TV host for Extra, a celebrity and entertainment show.
New York City police confirmed that Kryst’s body was discovered on Sunday morning, Her death was an apparent suicide.