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Earlier this month, Krystal “Krissy” Anderson, a former cheerleader for the Kansas City Chiefs, tragically lost her life at the age of 40.

Reports state Anderson died of sepsis following the stillbirth of her daughter, Charlotte Willow, at 21 weeks.

According to a GoFundMe set up in the former Kansas City Chiefs honor, Krissy’s “fight with sepsis led to organ failure, and she was placed on life support.” She then “underwent three surgeries, but the source of infection remained elusive.”

The official Kansas City Chiefs Cheer Instagram confirmed her death and expressed their condolences as they paid tribute to their former teammate.

Tavia Hunt, the wife of Kansas City Chiefs owner Clark Hunt, commented: “A profound loss for our team, organization, and anyone who ever crossed her path. We love & miss you Krissy.”

Krissy’s husband, Clayton William Anderson, spoke with Fox 4 about his loss. “I feel lost,” he said. “There’s a lot of people in this house and it feels empty.”

The Mayo Clinic describes sepsis as “a serious condition in which the body responds improperly to an infection.” Sepsis can lead to septic shock and death.

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After cheering for the Chiefs from 2006-2011 and 2013-2016, Anderson worked as a yoga instructor and software engineer, according to her obituary. While working as an engineer at Oracle Health, Anderson was awarded a patent for developing software that assesses the risk of postpartum hemorrhage.

The Kansas City Chiefs legendary cheerleader was preceded in death by her daughter, and her first child James Charles, who also died in infancy.

Kansas City Chiefs Cheerleader Krystal “Krissy” Anderson Was A Loved Veteran of The Team

Former Chiefs cheerleader Kansas City Chiefs cheered for the team in more than 100 games from 2006-11 and 2013-16, during which she attended the Pro Bowl as the Chiefs representative in 2015

She also cheered during a London game and visited US troops around the world and that includes Iraq and Kuwait.

Krissy pushed for Black women in STEM and women’s health and also served as a yoga instructor.

She will truly be missed.