Megyn Kelly Reveals Sister Died Suddenly From Heart Attack

Megyn Kelly told her audience during her Monday podcast episode that her older sister, Suzanne Crossley, passed away unexpectedly and suddenly from a heart attack on Friday evening. Kelly tearfully described that her 58-year-old sister had been in poor health for the last couple of years. She asked for prayers for her mom.

At the opening of the episode of her SiriusXM podcast, Kelly emotionally said: “Something really sad happened in my family over the weekend. My sister died. She was 58. Her name was Suzanne Crossley and she died Friday suddenly of a heart attack.”

Kelly, who at 51 is seven years younger than Crossley, said of her sister’s health that “it has just been sort of like one problem after another.”

Kelly said she learned that her sister had the heart attack on Friday after her episode was completed and rushed home to be with her mother, Linda Kelly, and her family. She said, “It was really hard. It was extremely emotional.”

A grief-stricken Kelly said on behalf of her mother: “As all moms and dads out there know, this is not the order in which this is supposed to happen.”

Crossley’s funeral was scheduled for Tuesday, and Kelly announced on Monday that she was going to spend some time with her family after that episode.

Kelly told her audience that she had debated on whether to work on Monday before her sister’s funeral, but decided that for her to best deal with the grief, “it’s better to be here.” She added, “Maybe you can relate, but it’s more cathartic to work.” She said that for at least Monday, her work routine gave her a “couple of hours where I can take my mind off of it.”

She said that she would talk more about her sister’s life and what she meant to her later in the week. She said her sudden passing was “a reminder to hug the people you love because life is short and tenuous.”

Kelly said that the experience had been “a big reminder to me at how fleeting things can be and how we get upset over s— that doesn’t matter.” She asked her audience to offer a prayer for her mom and her sister’s kids and grandchild.

Crossley was a native of Nyack, New York, and grew up in Syracuse and Albany. She is also survived by a brother and stepbrother. Her father passed away previously.