'I was with her at the end, holding her hand': Megyn Kelly opens up about sister Suzanne Crossley's death
Media Personality, Megyn Kelly paid a tribute to her late sister Suzanne Crossley, who unexpectedly died last week after suffering a major heart attack at the age of 58.
Honoring the life of her sibling, the American Journalist, 51, who announced Suzanne’s death on Monday, October 24, spoke more about her sister and described her as "a firecracker, strong, funny, wise but still vulnerable," on Thursday's episode of SiriusXM's 'The Megyn Kelly Show'. "I was with her at the end, holding her hand. She wouldn't have liked my spidery fingers on her. I did it anyway.” Kelly said on the episode.
“I told her it was okay for her to rest, to be with our dad and our nana who she loved so much. Then, she was gone. We were supposed to take care of our mom together – to commiserate on life's challenges, to watch our kids grow up and become parents themselves” Kelly said, adding “She left too early."
Kelly further noted that Suzanne had experienced health problems and had been in and out of the hospital, during the past year. "She saw specialist after specialist," Kelly said. "Test after test and no diagnosis. She was rail thin and eating was tough, she was released after a short stay just last month. And then came last Friday when my mom found her unresponsive."
Further in the episode, Kelly lamented that "life was not easy" for Suzanne after she had to raise three kids without a job following her drug addiction amid the opioid epidemic. "Life threw many challenges at her – she got swept up in the opioid crisis thanks to a doctor who told her a minor pain killer was not addictive. Later, she got clean and sober and rebuilt her life. I once asked her if I could talk about this publicly and she said it was okay," Kelly said.
Kelly noted that her sister, who was about six-and-a-half years older than her, "felt more like another mother figure than a sister.” "From letting me sleep on her floor when I had nightmares as a kid to introducing me to the wonders of Robby Benson, John Travolta, and Shaun Cassidy, my sister often found ways to improve my life," Kelly said.
The Fox News alum also expressed her regrets over not being able to visit Suzanne earlier this year. "She had suggested a visit in August. But we were too busy and I told her I couldn't do it. How I wish I could have that one back," she said mournfully.
Kelly on Monday’s episode announced that Suzanne died of a heart attack last Friday, October 21. According to Kelly, her sister hadn't "been in very good health over the past couple of years. Sort of one problem after another. It was sudden and unexpected. Got news after the show, and went right up and was there with my mom, my brother Paul, and my nephew Brian, one of her three kids."