Miss Venezuela, 28, dies of breast cancer

December 21, 2011

Former Miss Venezuela Eva Ekvall, whose struggle with breast cancer was closely followed by Venezuelans, has died at age 28.
Her family said Ekvall died on Saturday at a hospital in Houston.
Ekvall was crowned Miss Venezuela at age 17 in 2000, and the following year she was third runner-up in the Miss Universe pageant in Puerto Rico.
She went on to work as a model, actress and television news anchor.
She also authored a book, ‘Fuera de Foco’ (Out of Focus), about her struggle with cancer, which included images by Venezuelan photographer Roberto Mata.

-With AP input

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