Leanza Cornett, former Miss Florida and later crowned Miss America in 1993 died on Wednesday due to a head injury. News Reports say she sustained a head injury on Oct. 12.
As per the data, Cornett was born in Virginia but raised in Jacksonville and graduated from Terry Parker High School in 1989. She made appearances in television shows like CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Weeds and Saved by the Bell: The New Class.
“Leanza had a bright and beautiful spirit and her laugh was infectious. We know she meant so much to so many, including all of you,” the organization said. “We are devastated by this sudden loss in our Miss America family and we are deeply sorry for her family and close friends for their loss.”
Reports say Cornett leaves behind two children – Avery Steines, 16, and Kai Steines, 18. May her departed soul rest in peace!
Miss America Organization made a post that says:
It is with great sadness the Miss America Organization relays the news our beloved Miss America and friend, Leanza Cornett, has passed away.
Leanza had a bright and beautiful spirit and her laugh was infectious. We know she meant so much to so many, including all of you.
We are devastated by this sudden loss in our Miss America family and we are deeply sorry for her family and close friends for their loss.
At the moment, we do not have any further information regarding a service for Leanza and we ask that you please respect her family during this difficult time. Hold on tight to those you love today. Time is certainly precious.
With much love,
The MAO Team
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