Miss Alabama Zoe Sozo Bethel’s cause of death has finally been revealed.
On February 10, it was reported that Zoe had been involved in an accident and had been hospitalized. Her family announced that the 2021 Miss Alabama had passed away on February 18.
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According to the Daily Mail, the beauty queen passed away from head injuries after she attempted to take her life by jumping off a seven-story Miami condo. Zoe stayed in a coma for more than a week after suffering brain injuries before she passed away.
A spokesperson for the Miami Police Department that they suspect that the “accident” she suffered on February 10 was a suspected suicide.
Her family explained the situation in an Instagram post next to a smiling photo of the late model.
“Zoe had an accident Thursday night, February 10th, & sustained severe damage to her brain/brainstem & is in a coma,” they explained. “Unfortunately the doctors are saying the damage cannot be repaired & that she may not have much time left.”
“We are praying for God’s will to be done, regardless of what that may look like,” they continued. “This has been an abrupt & very traumatizing situation for our family, & we can imagine how much of a shock this will also be to everyone who knows & cares for her.”
“We ask that everyone please respect the privacy of our family during this time,” they continued. “Keep Zoe & the family in your prayers!”
Family Confirms Zoe Sozo Bethel Passes Away On Instagram
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On Monday, Zoe’s family confirmed that she had passed away in an Instagram post that showed a video of Zoe waving a red flag that read “Jesus Is King.”
“On Friday, February 18, 2022, at approximately 5:30AM Eastern time in Miami, Florida, our beloved Zoe Sozo Bethel passed from this life into the next as a result of succumbing to her injuries,” they began.
— Mike Nificent (@MikeNificent813) February 19, 2022
“Zoe touched the hearts of many people and was actively affiliated with several organizations and groups namely, she was the current Miss Alabama (for America Strong), a political commentator for RSBN, a Brand Ambassador for Turning Point USA, and Liberty University’s Falkirk Center,” they continued. “She was also a spokeswoman for Students for Life and affiliated with Project Veritas.”
“At this time of bereavement, effectual and fervent prayers are solicited for the family members, and the family asks that their privacy wishes be honored and respected,” they went on. “The family members sincerely appreciate all of the kind words and expressions of love for Zoe.”
Our deepest condolences go out to Zoe Bethel’s family. Zoe was a beautiful girl who had a big heart for standing for what is right. She will be dearly missed. Rest in peace, Zoe ❤️
— RSBN 🇺🇸 (@RSBNetwork) February 19, 2022
Comparisons Are Being Made To Late Miss USA Cheslie Kryst
Zoe is the second model to pass away this year due to suicide. Cheslie Kryst, the 2019 Miss USA winner, was also a correspondent for “Extra.” Her body was found in front of the 60-story apartment building where she lived in midtown Manhattan. In the beginning of February, autopsy reports listed her official cause of death as suicide.
A statement posted shortly after her passing read, “In devastation and great sorrow, we share the passing of our beloved Cheslie, Her great light was one that inspired others around the world with her beauty and strength. She cared, she loved, she laughed and she shined. 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 EXTRA. But most importantly, as a daughter, sister, friend, mentor and colleague – we know her impact will live on.”
We are devastated to learn about the loss of Miss USA 2019 Cheslie Kryst. She was one of the brightest, warmest, and most kind people we have ever had the privilege of knowing. Our entire community mourns her loss, and our thoughts and prayers are with her family right now. pic.twitter.com/fuJHXeMnHa
— Miss Universe (@MissUniverse) January 31, 2022
Hours before her death, Kryst had posted a glowing photograph to Instagram with the caption, “May this day bring you rest and peace.”
Her death has many calling for more discussions on the importance of mental health.
My heart is heavy writing this, Rest in peace Cheslie. Again people will talk about how important mental health is and then trash talk eachother, tear each other down.. it’s sad how young people are giving up on life. It wasn’t ur age to go, this is so sad.#CheslieKryst pic.twitter.com/nQiOyXDip5
— Priyanka Hemanti Bhatt (@iPriyankaBhatt) January 31, 2022