Former Miss America Leanza Cornett has died at the age of 49


On Wednesday, October 28, the Miss America organization confirmed the tragic news that the former Miss America Leanza Cornett had died. She was 49 years old.“Leanza had a bright and beautiful mind and her laugh was infectious. We know she meant so much to many, including all of you, ”the organization’s Facebook statement read. “We are devastated by this sudden loss in our Miss America family and we are deeply sorry to her family and close friends for their loss. ”

The organization added: “At this time, we have no further information regarding a service for Leanza and we ask that you please respect her family during this difficult time. ”

A person who hosted a Facebook page titled ‘Leanza’s Circle of Love’ also shared the heartbreaking news, writing, “I’m here to inform you that Leanza passed away this afternoon. She was so loved. I don’t feel like writing a lot. now my heart is broken. prosecute.  »

NBC News News 4 affiliate Jax in Jacksonville, Florida reported that the pageant queen, who was crowned Miss America in 1993, has died after being hospitalized with a head injury.


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