'Mythbusters' cast struggling after death of Jessi Combs originally appeared on goodmorningamerica.com
Following the death of professional driver and TV host Jessica "Jessi" Combs, who was attempting to break a land speed record in Oregon, her "Mythbusters" cast members are grieving the loss of their dear friend.
Combs, 39, who held the title of "fastest woman on 4-wheels," was attempting to break her own record she set in 2013 with a top speed of 440 mph, according to her team's website.
Her teammate Terry Madden was one of the first people to post about the loss of someone he called a "unicorn."
"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," Madden wrote on Instagram.
Combs' former "Mythbusters" co-stars memorialized her on social media, with Adam Savage writing, "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."
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.— Adam Savage (@donttrythis) August 28, 2019
Kari Byron said Combs was always "pushing limits. Sending smiles into the universe for her."
Tory Belleci added, "Absolutely gutted to hear the news of @thejessicombs You’re a legend Jessi and I will miss you my friend."
The show also shared a tribute about her extraordinary life.
Read more about the life and accomplishments of Jessi Combs. 1983 - 2019 https://t.co/oovCWn27hB— MythBusters (@MythBusters) August 28, 2019
"The former Discovery star held a trailblazing career of firsts—the first woman to place at an Ultra 4 event and the first woman to compete in The Race of Gentleman. She became an Ultra 4 Spec Class National Champion in 2014 and later took first place in the 2016 King of the Hammers," Discovery Channel wrote about Combs.
In addition to "Mythbusters," Combs also co-hosted the Spike TV series "Xtreme 4X4," and appeared on "Overhaulin'," "All Girls Garage" and "The List: 1001 Car Things To Do Before You Die."