Zoe Sozo Bethel, the 27-year-old crowned Miss Alabama for America Strong 2021, died this week after spending eight days in a coma.

Her family originally said that she passed away from injuries sustained in an unknown accident, but a recent report revealed that the young woman tried to commit suicide. Her friends and family are mourning her death.

Bethel’s family posted about her death on her Instagram page on Sunday.

They said, “On Friday, February 18, 2022, at approximately 5:30AM Eastern time in Miami, Florida, our beloved Zoe Sozo Bethel passed from this life into the next as a result of succumbing to her injuries. At this time of bereavement, effectual and fervent prayers are solicited for the family members, and the family asks that their privacy wishes be honored and respected.”

“The family members sincerely appreciate all of the kind words and expressions of love for Zoe,” the statement added.

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Zoe Sozo Bethel died after being in a coma for 8 days. A police report said the Alabama pageant queen tried to kill herself after jumping off a building. (Credit: Instagram)

Details Emerge in Zoe Sozo Bethel Death

According to a recent report by the Miami Police Department, the young woman tried to kill herself by jumping off a seven-story building in Miami. A motive for her death is unknown. Her family has not responded to the recent cause of death report.

Her family’s post also mentioned Zoe Sozo Bethel’s many accomplishments during her life and how she was always willing to give back to those in need.

They said, “Zoe touched the hearts of many people and was actively affiliated with several organizations and groups namely, she was the current Miss Alabama (for America Strong), a political commentator for RSBN, a Brand Ambassador for Turning Point USA, and Liberty University’s Falkirk Center. She was also a spokeswoman for Students for Life and affiliated with Project Veritas.”

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Her family said the young women suffered severe brain damage after her accident. Bethel was a mother of one and very open about her conservative views. (Credit: Instagram)

Last week, her family announced that the Alabama pageant queen had gotten into an accident and suffered “severe damage to her brain.” The damage to her brain stem put the young woman in a coma and according to doctors, they weren’t sure if she would last long.

“Unfortunately, the doctors are saying the damage cannot be repaired & that she may not have much time left. We are praying for God’s will to be done, regardless of what that may look like,” Zoe Sozo Bethel’s family said.

Alabama Pageant Queen Mourned

After being crowned Miss Alabama for American Strong 2021, Bethel worked as a conservative commentator for organizations such as Turning Point America, Liberty University and Project Veritas. She was also a reporter for Right Side Broadcasting Network. She covered a lot of former President Donald Trump’s rallies.

Bethel was a mother of one and very open about her pro-choice views. She worked for an anti-abortion group called Students For Life and said that her views blessed her with the birth of her daughter.

“I decided to choose life over terminating the innocent life God blessed me with (My daughter),” she wrote on her social media. “No matter how bad the situation may be, choosing LIFE is always the right choice.”

Since her death, many of her colleagues have spoken out about how wonderful she was. Brandon Tatum, a right-wing speaker, said, “I’m shocked and saddened by the death of such a wonderful young lady. @zosobe was such a bright spot in every room she entered. She was beautiful inside and out. I always felt she had so much potential, and I always wanted her to reach that.”

Her family has set up a GoFundMe page for funeral expenses. All the money donated will go towards medical bills and funeral expenses. So far, over $45,000 has been raised.

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a hotline for individuals in crisis or for those looking to help someone else. To speak with a certified listener, call 1-800-273-8255. Additionally, the Crisis Text Line is a texting service for emotional crisis support. To speak with a trained listener, text HELLO to 741741. It is free, available 24/7, and confidential.