Leanza Cornett was crowned Miss America in 1993 at the age of 49.
The Miss America organization confirmed her death in a statement on Wednesday: “Leanza has a brilliant and beautiful spirit, and her smile is contagious. We know that she means a lot to many people, including all of you.”
The statement said: “We are shocked by the sudden loss of Miss America’s family. We are deeply sorry for the loss of her family and close friends.” “At present, we do not have any further information about providing services to Leanza. We invite you to here. Respect her family in difficult times.”
The organization added: “Hold tightly to the person you love today. Time is definitely precious.”
Although the cause of death is unknown, News 4 Jax (NBC News Agency is headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida, home of the beauty queen) reported that Cornett died after being hospitalized with a head injury.
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A Facebook group called Leanza’s Circle of Love stated in a post on October 16 that Cornett had “severe head injury and needed emergency surgery” a few days ago and the organization was registered for intensive training. Nursing unit.
Before being crowned Miss Florida in 1992, Connet played Ariel in Disney’s Disney World Hollywood Studios in the “Little Mermaid’s Voyage” stage performance.
After winning the title of Miss America, Connet appeared in several TV series, including Bell Save: New Class, grown ups, Ticking, Crime scene investigation: Crime scene investigation with Weeds.
Before she married Home and family Received Mark Steines in 1995.
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Steines separated from Cornett in 2013 after 17 years of marriage, and she confirmed her death in an Instagram post on Wednesday.
“Departed with my ex-wife, our mother Leanza became the death of our two extraordinary sons Kai and Avery, I have a heavy heart,” he wrote with the photos of Cornett and their children. “We will always remember the good times she spent in her short time on earth. I am relieved that Kay and Avery will always have the best guardian angel watching them on their path of life.”
Stains added: “I ask you to keep them and Leonza’s parents and her family in prayer.”