Jessi Combs Dies: Tributes Pour in After ‘Mythbusters’ Star Dies in Crash

August 28, 2019 Updated: August 28, 2019

Jessi Combs, who appeared in “Mythbusters,” died during an attempt to break the land speed record in Oregon. She was 36.

Combs was trying to hit 619 mph, Autoblog reported. It’s not clear how fast she was going during her attempt.

Following her death tributes poured in, including one from her former co-star Adam Savage.

“I’m so so sad, Jessi Combs has been killed in a crash. She was a brilliant & too-notch builder, engineer, driver, fabricator, and science communicator, & strove everyday to encourage others by her prodigious example. She was also a colleague, and we are lesser for her absence,” he wrote.

Wrote Ricki Rockett: “I am so, so sorry to hear this news. R.I.P. Jessi Combs. You were a hero to both men and women. What a sweetheart you were!!!

Kari Byron, a former host of “Mythbusters,” also wrote that she was “always pushing limits,” adding that she is “sending smiles into the universe for her.”

Meanwhile, her boyfriend posted a tribute to her after her death.

“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,” Terry Madden wrote, according to an Instagram post.

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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, 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. 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 asshole profiting off this (all ready had one try to sell us a video)… . . 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.

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He continued: “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, 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.”

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Before she was killed in the crash, she posted a photo on Twitter with her hands together in a prayer-like manner, seemingly gesturing toward fans.

“I just want to thank all of you for your support and loyalty. That’s all. Have a nice day,” she tweeted.

Combs also appeared on “Combs All Girls Garage,” “Xtreme 4×4,” “Overhaulin’,” “Truck U,” and “Two Guys Garage.”

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