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Passages 2020: Stars we've lost this year

USA TODAY Logo By Hannah Yasharoff, USA TODAY of USA TODAY | Slide 1 of 154: Leanza Cornett, who in 1993 became Miss America before going on to a career in television, died, the Miss America Organization confirmed on Oct. 28. She was 49.   "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," read a post on the official Miss America Facebook page. "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."

Leanza Cornett, who in 1993 became Miss America before going on to a career in television, died, the Miss America Organization confirmed on Oct. 28. She was 49. 

"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," read a post on the official Miss America Facebook page. "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."

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