Former 'Entertainment Tonight' Co-Host Leanza Cornett Dies Following Head Injury

Post by: Rick Ellis 29 October, 2020

Former Miss America and Entertainment Tonight co-host Leanza Cornett has died following complications resulting from a head injury.

"It is with great sadness the Miss America Organization relays the news our beloved Miss America and friend, Leanza Cornett, has passed away,” the company announced Thursday morning on its Facebook page. "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. 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."

It's not clear how Cornett suffered the head injury. On October 16th, a Facebook page named "Leanza Cornett's Circle Of Love" was created and the administrator of the page posted that she had sustained a serious head injury that required emergency surgery.

Cornett was married to fellow Entertainment Tonight host Mark Steines from 1995 to 2013. Late Wednesday, he took to social media to express his loss:

Cornett was wed to Mark Steines from 1995 until 2013; he took to social media on Wednesday in the wake of her tragic death


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