Eva Ekvall: Former Miss Venezuela dies of breast cancer aged 28

ByLydia Warren

Updated: 08:36 GMT, 20 December 2011

Former Venezuelan beauty queen Eva Ekvall has died from breast cancer aged just 28.

The mother-of-one particular died on Saturday in a Houston, Texas hospital soon after a two year struggle with the illness, her family said.

Popular in her teenage years for her beauty, Ms Ekvall went on to grow to be a news anchor, author and one of her residence country's greatest cancer charity advocates.

Tragic: Eva Ekvall, pictured as she is crowned Miss Venezuela in 2000, has died from b</p>

<hr class='style-two'>
 <!-- Go to www.addthis.com/dashboard to customize your tools -->
<div class=