Cheslie Kryst's mum reveals heartbreak over ex-Miss USA’s death

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Cheslie Kryst’s mum reveals heartbreak over ex-Miss USA’s suicide. The mum has revealed that she has “never known pain as deep.”
On January 30, the former Miss USA winner Cheslie Kryst committed suicide. The model fell to her death after jumping from a 60-story high-rise in midtown Manhattan.
Cheslie’s mum April Simpkins has been left devastated by her daughter’s death. She has said that Cheslie “was dealing with high-functioning depression”.
Speaking to People magazine April revealed: “I have never known a pain as deep as this. I am forever changed. Today, what our family and friends privately knew was the cause of death of my sweet baby girl, Cheslie, was officially confirmed.
“While it may be hard to believe, it’s true. 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.”
The mum explained how her daughter had been her best friend. She directed her heartbreak towards her daughter, and said: “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. I love you baby girl with all my heart.
“I miss you desperately. I know one day we’ll be together again. Until then, rest easy and in peace.”
Cheslie’s father Rodney Kryst has revealed that his daughter did not take drugs. Speaking to The New York Post he stated: “She was pure as can be, she didn’t take any kind of drugs or prescription medication.”
He went on to add: “I think it had a lot to do with family dysfunction but it will be a while before we can talk more. She was sad.”

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