Journalist and podcaster Megyn Kelly revealed that her sister, Suzanne Crossley, passed away unexpectedly of a heart attack.
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During an episode of Sirius XM’s “The Megyn Kelly Show,” the host said, “Something really sad happened in my family over the weekend. My sister died, she was 58, her name was Suzanne Crosley, and she died suddenly on Friday of a heart attack.”
Kelly also said that her sister had not been in good health for a couple of years, but that her death was unexpected nonetheless. She received news and immediately went to New York to be with her family and she is planning to go back to New York for the funeral as well.
“It was really hard, it was extremely emotional,” Kelly said about her time with her family. “My poor mom. As all moms and dads out there know, this is not the order in which this is supposed to happen.”
According to the Washington Examiner, “Crossley is survived by her mother, Megyn Kelly, her brother Peter Kelly, brother Paul Kirwan, as well as her children, Christopher Crossley, Brian Crossley, and Emily Crossley. She also had a grandson, Brom Crossley.”
In tragedy, Megyn Kelly offered words of encouragement and hope to others. “It’s just a reminder to hug the people you love, how short and tenuous life is, and how important it is to stay close to the people you love,” Kelly urged her audience in light of her sister’s death.
Kelly could have taken her show Monday off and spent the time with family, but she chose to talk about her sister’s life and use it to encourage other people. She said that Crossley was creative, enjoyed games with her family, and loved arts and crafts.
Megyn Kelly’s love for her sister was obvious, and her desire to see her sister’s life and death affect other people was clear as well.
She closed by encouraging her listeners to “make a little effort day by day just to shoot a text or return a call,” and to stay close to the people that you love and care about.