Our thoughts are with the Combs family during this difficult time. On Tuesday, August 27, MythBusters star Jessi Combs died at just 36 years old after a freak accident, In Touch can confirm. After her death, her close friend and crew member, Terry Madden, took to Instagram to share a heartfelt tribute to Jessi after her death.

“On August 27, 2019, at approximately 4 p.m., the Harvey County 911 Center received a call reporting that a jet car attempting to break a land speed record on the Alvord Desert had crashed, leading to one fatality. Deputies from the Harney County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene located approximately 90 miles south of Burns, Oregon,” read a statement from the Harney County Sheriff’s Office obtained by In Touch. Harney County deputies later identified the driver of the vehicle as Jessi Combs. She was pronounced dead at the scene and her cause of death is unknown at this time, while the case remains under investigation.

One day after her passing, Terry shared a sweet tribute to Jessi on Instagram. “So I don’t know how to say any of this but it all needs said. I have never loved or been loved by anyone as much as this amazing woman @thejessicombs she was truly my unicorn and I enjoyed every single minute that I had with her. She was the most amazing spirit that I have ever or will ever know. Unfortunately, we lost her yesterday in a horrific accident, I was the first one there and trust me we did everything humanly possible to save her!! I’m not ok, but she is right here keeping my going — I made her a promise that if this didn’t go well that I would make sure and do good with it,” Terry wrote on Instagram.

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“I need every one of her true friends to do what she would want ‘take a deep breath, relax’ and do good things with this,” he continued in a message to fans. “Please donate to nothing, I know there will be people try, we are finishing the documentary as she wished and the world will know the truth and her foundation will use those funds to do amazing things in this world and make her legacy live on properly. In the coming days, her family and I will get the proper channels put together that you can then donate to that foundation but until you hear it from me wait, please. Love you all and thank you all for being such amazing friends to her, she dedicated her life to helping support others dreams and I promise I will continue that.”

Jessi was an American professional racer but she was also known as the host of the Discovery Channel’s hit TV series, MythBusters, which she starred on from 2009-2010.

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