Leanza Cornett Dies From Head Injury: Miss America 1993 & Actress Was 49
Leanza Cornett , the American TV personality and former Miss America winner, has died at the age of 49 after suffering a head injury earlier this month. The Miss America Organization and her former …
, the American TV personality and former Miss America winner, has died at the age of 49 after suffering a head injury earlier this month.The Miss America Organization and her former husband Mark Steines both confirmed the death in separate social media posts. Reports said she suffered the head injury on October 12 and had been in hospital in Jacksonville since.
Cornett won the Miss America pageant in 1993 after winning the Florida title the year before. She was the first beauty queen in the role to adopt AIDS awareness and prevention as her platform for her year of service.Her varied acting roles included hosting television shows such as
Entertainment TonightWho Wants to Marry a Multi-Millionaire?, while she appeared in episodes ofCSI: Crime Scene InvestigationandWeeds. She also served as a reporter for Animal Planet’s coverage of the Eukanuba AKC National Dog Show programs and hosted
On The BlockOn stage, her parts included inBarefoot In The Park, Godspell,andThe Best Little Whorehouse In Texas, while she also had been the first actress to play a live-action version of Ariel, the title character fromThe Little Mermaid, at Walt Disney World Resort in 1991.
Cornett and Steines were divorced in 2013 after 17 years of marriage, they had two sons, Kai Harper and Avery James.Subscribe toand keep your inbox happy. Read more: Deadline Hollywood »
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Former Miss America Leanza Cornett dies aged 49 from 'head injury'A former Miss America winner, Leanza Cornett , has died at the age of 49, the organisation and her ex-husband have confirmed
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