3/15/1983 - 12/17/2011
Remembering the life, death and legacy of model Eva Ekvall
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.
She also wrote a book, "Fuera de Foco" ("Out of Focus"),...