'Mythbusters' Cast Members Remember Jessi Combs After Her Tragic Passing


A day after "The Fastest Woman on Four Wheels" Jessi Combs passed away following a terrible accident while trying to set the land speed record, her former Mythbusters co-stars paid tributes to her.

Adam Savage wrote a tweet, saying, "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," adding, "My heart goes out to her family," in a separate tweet.

Grant Imahara writes, "So sorry to hear about Jessi. She was a talented builder and host, and above all, a go-getter."

Tory Belluci made an Instagram post with photos of the two of them together with the caption, "Absolutely gutted to hear the news of @thejessicombs. You're a legend Jessi and I will miss you my friend."

Kari Byron, who was temporarily replaced on the show by Jessi while Kari took maternity leave, writes, "So sad to hear about Jessi. She was a badass. Always pushing the limits. Sending smiles into the universe for her."

Although she was perhaps best known for her time on Mythbusters, Combs co-hosted the show XTreme 4x4 for five years, held the women's 4-wheel land speed record of 440.709 mph, and then later broke her own record by hitting 477.59 mph.

Source: People.com

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