Former Miss America winner Leanza Cornett has died on the age of 49.
The TV character, who received the wonder pageant in 1993, handed away struggling a head harm earlier this month (Oct20), her ex-husband, fellow TV presenter Mark Steines, and Miss America officers confirmed on Wednesday (28Oct20).
Steines’ assertion, posted to Facebook, learn, “It is with a heavy coronary heart that I share with you the passing of my ex-wife Leanza, the mom to our two extraordinary sons Kai and Avery. We will all the time keep in mind the great occasions shared throughout her brief time right here on earth.”
Announcing her demise on their Facebook web page, Miss America representatives wrote, “It is with nice disappointment the Miss America Organization relays the information our beloved Miss America and pal, Leanza Cornett, has handed away.”
“Leanza had a brilliant and exquisite spirit and her snicker was infectious. We know she meant a lot to so many, together with all of you.”
The star, who additionally appeared within the cleaning soap opera “Melrose Place“, in addition to performing internet hosting duties on Entertainment Tonight, and “Who Wants to Marry a Multi-Millionaire?“, reportedly suffered a head harm on 12 October and had been in hospital in Jacksonville, Florida.
Cornett received the nationwide crown after successful the Florida title the yr earlier than. She was the primary magnificence queen to advertise AIDS consciousness and prevention throughout her yr as Miss America.
She is survived by Steines, who she cut up from in 2013, and their two sons.