Cheslie Kryst's Extra costar Rachel Lindsay tearfully remembers her friend after shocking death

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‘I can’t believe she’s gone’: Cheslie Kryst’s Extra costar Rachel Lindsay tearfully remembers her friend after she leapt to her death at 30… while host Billy Bush is ‘gutted’

  • Extra devoted a special episode Monday to its late correspondent Cheslie Kryst
  • Kryst died at age 30 after leaping from a tall building in Manhattan on Sunday
  • Lindsay cried profusely as she remembered the former Miss USA
  • Billy Bush interviewed some of Kristy’s adoring friends and colleagues


Rachel Lindsay was overcome with emotion as she recounted her connection with her late costar Cheslie Kryst for a special episode of Extra airing Monday that paid tribute to the former Miss USA.

Rachel, 36, had tears streaming down her cheeks as she admitted she was was ‘very unsettled’ in the wake of Cheslie’s shocking death after she jumped from a 60-story building in Manhattan on Sunday morning.

Extra host Billy Bush, who also worked extensively with the rising star, admitted everyone on the show was ‘gutted’ and ‘grief-stricken’ as they tried to come to terms with the tragedy.

Saying goodbye: Rachel Linday, 36, was overcome with emotion as she chatted with host Billy Bush on Monday's special episode of Extra, which was devoted to the memory of its late correspondent Cheslie Kryst

Saying goodbye: Rachel Linday, 36, was overcome with emotion as she chatted with host Billy Bush on Monday’s special episode of Extra, which was devoted to the memory of its late correspondent Cheslie Kryst 

Shocking loss: Kryst tragically leapt to her death from a 60-story building in Manhattan on Sunday morning; pictured in June 2021 in NYC

Shocking loss: Kryst tragically leapt to her death from a 60-story building in Manhattan on Sunday morning; pictured in June 2021 in NYC

Rachel’s voice was clearly strained with emotion as she recounted how Cheslie ‘was always there for you,’ which led to her own doubts and regrets.

‘It just makes you think, were you there enough for her?’ she mused.

Billy called Cheslie a ‘kindred spirit’ for the former Bachelorette star, and Rachel admitted her late costar was ‘inspiring’ to her.

‘I respect her. She and I went to dinner and we talked for hours about everything,’ she recalled. 

Tearful: Rachel's voice was clearly strained with emotion as she recounted how Cheslie'was always there for you,' which led to her own doubts and regrets

Tearful: Rachel’s voice was clearly strained with emotion as she recounted how Cheslie ‘was always there for you,’ which led to her own doubts and regrets

Regrets:'It just makes you think, were you there enough for her?' she mused

Regrets: ‘It just makes you think, were you there enough for her?’ she mused

Sticking together: She added that both women faced similar struggles'about being the strong Black women'

Sticking together: She added that both women faced similar struggles ‘about being the strong Black women’

She added that both women faced similar struggles ‘about being the strong Black women.’

Rachel wondered if she should have reached out to her colleague to how she was doing behind her strong façade.

‘I feel like, should I have pushed? Should I have just asked her a little more when it came to that,’ she said as her voice began to crack.

‘The sky was the limit for her. I just — I can’t believe she’s gone,’ she added.

While the reality star delved into her friendship with Cheslie, the two were seen in a play throwback photo as they seemed to pay homage to Charlie’s Angels by holding their hands up in finger pistols, though Cheslie was joining in remotely via a TV screen attached to the wall.

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