Death of Eva Ekvall

March 15, 1983 - December 17, 2011
Houston, Texas | Age 28

Former Miss Venezuela dies of breast cancer at 28
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IAN JAMES, The Associated Press

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — 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 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.

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