The boyfriend of “MythBusters” star and racer Jessi Combs, who died on Aug. 27 while trying to break her own land-speed record in a jet-powered car, has spoken out.
“So I don’t know how to say any of this but it all needs said,” he wrote. “I have never loved or been loved by anyone as much as this amazing woman [Jessi Combs] 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!!” Madden added.
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He continued: “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, please help me with that, you are all going to see things on news please believe non of them.. we the family have drafted a release and it will come out today with more proper info, but I was just woke up by the media tracking me down and I need everyone of her true friends to do what she would want ‘take a deep breath, relax’ and do good things with this.”
Madden warned against potential scams, adding people shouldn’t donate until he and her family could make it official.
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“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-I don’t want some [expletive] profiting off this (all ready had one try to sell us a video),” he said.
Before she made her record-breaking attempt, Combs wrote on Twitter about her attempt to break the land-speed record.
“It may seem a little crazy to walk directly into the line of fire… those who are willing, are those who achieve great things,” she tweeted. “People say I’m crazy. I say thank you.”
It may seem a little crazy to walk directly into the line of fire… those who are willing, are those who achieve great things. .
People say I’m crazy. I say thank you 😉
.#fastestwomanonearth #almost #fasterthanfast #jetcar #afterburner #landpsee… https://t.co/IrnCQQWMGJ pic.twitter.com/A5NZ6Luq0u
— Jessi Combs (@TheJessiCombs) August 24, 2019
KTVZ reported that the Harney County Sheriff’s Office was called to the scene of the crash at around 4 p.m., saying the crash took place on a dry lake bed.
Combs was trying to hit 619 mph, Autoblog reported. It’s not clear how fast she was going during her attempt.
Her family also issued a statement following her passing.
“Jessi was known for her bright smile, positivity, and tenacious pursuit of the fulfillment of her dreams. Her drive was infectious, and she served as a role model for young Girls, and Women around the world. People that loved her and followed her became family, all bonded together by adventure and passion. Her fans adored her, and she lived to inspire them. Jessi’s most notable dream was to become the fastest woman on Earth, a dream she had been chasing since 2012. Combs was one of the rare dreamers with the bravery to turn those possibilities into reality, and she left this earth driving faster than any other woman in history,” her family said, according to Autoblog.