On Wednesday, Oct. 28, the Miss America Group confirmed the tragic information that former Miss America Leanza Cornett had handed away. She was 49 years outdated.
“Leanza had a brilliant and exquisite spirit and her giggle was infectious. We all know she meant a lot to so many, together with all of you,” the group’s Facebook statement learn. “We’re devastated by this sudden loss in our Miss America household and we’re deeply sorry for her household and shut mates for his or her loss.”
The group added, “In the mean time, we should not have any additional data relating to a service for Leanza and we ask that you just please respect her household throughout this troublesome time.”
A person who organized a Fb web page referred to as “Leanza’s Circle of Love” additionally shared the heartbreaking information, writing, “I am right here to let you realize Leanza handed this afternoon. She was so beloved. I do not really feel like writing so much proper now; my coronary heart is damaged. Sue.”
NBC Information affiliate News 4 Jax in Jacksonville, Fla. reported that the pageant queen, who was topped Miss America in 1993, died after being hospitalized for a head harm.