Cheslie Kryst’s Mom Breaks Silence After Daughter’s Death, Says She Was Dealing With “High Functioning Depression”

Cheslie Kryst & mom April Simpkins

Cheslie Kryst’s Mom Breaks Silence After Daughter’s Death

Cheslie Kryst’s mother, April Simpkins, is opening up about losing her daughter. For the first time, she’s taken to social media, speaking about the former Miss USA’s tragic death. She writes on social media,

“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.”

Speaking about just how close she was to her 30-year-old daughter, she explains:

“Cheslie — to the world, you were a ball of sunshine wrapped in smiles. We talked, FaceTimed or texted one another all day, every day. 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,” she continued. “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.”

She also says,

“If you or anyone else is struggling with thoughts of suicide, please contact the National Suicide Hotline at 800-273-8255”.

We continue to send our condolences to Cheslie’s family, friends and loved ones.

Authored by: Kellie Williams