Former Miss America, Leanza Cornett has died at the age of 49 from brain injuries after a fall.
A family spokesperson told CBS News affiliate WJAX-TV that the mother of two died on Wednesday, October 28, 2020.
Cornett’s death was also confirmed by the Miss America Organization in a statement.
“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 American family and we are deeply sorry for her family and close friends for their loss,” the statement reads.
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