Leanza Cornett, elected Miss America in 1993, died at the age of 49, as the local competition committee announced in a statement on October 28, 2020. The actress and mother is believed to have died of a serious injury in the head.

Leanza Cornett , crowned Miss America in 1993, has died at the age of 49. It was the local pageant committee that broke the sad news, in a statement saying, ” Leanza had a lively and wonderful mind, her laughter was contagious. We knew she meant a lot to so many people. We are devastated by the sudden loss in our Miss America family, and we offer our condolences to her family and close friends , ”it was announced. The cause of his death, however, has not been officially communicated.

News 4 Jax, a local NBC branch in Jacksonville, Florida, has learned that Leanza Cornett has died after being hospitalized from a head injury. A relative of the beauty queen learned in a Facebook group of fans that Leanza had “suffered a serious head injury which required emergency surgery” on October 16. It would therefore seem that the Miss succumbed to her injury.

Before being voted Miss Florida in 1992, Leanza Cornett played Ariel in The Little Mermaid’s Journey, performed at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Disney World. Since her victory in the beauty contest, she had continued her acting career, appearing in Weeds , CSI and Saved by the Bell .

Leanza Cornett was married to the presenter of the show Home and Family , Mark Steines in 1995. After seventeen years of marriage, they divorced in 2013. He paid tribute to the mother of his children: Kai and Avery . “It is with a very heavy heart that I share with you the death of my ex-wife, Leanza, the mother of my two amazing children, Kai and Avery. We will always remember the wonderful time spent together during her short time on Earth. . I find it heartwarming that Kai and Avery have the best of Guardian Angels forever, watching them sail the river of life. “ nice wrote the host.