Former Miss USA contestant dies at 37

Her body has been submitted for an autopsy to determine the cause of death. Jessica Dereschuk, her best friend was also reported to have created a GoFundMe page to raise money for her burial.

Samantha Edwards

According to the Daily Star, an autopsy is being carried out to determine the cause of her demise.

In a bid to raise money for her funeral, Jessica Dereschuk, who was reported to be her best friend, created a GoFundMe profile for her.

Dereschuk had pleasant things to say about the late beauty queen. She described her as someone with an exciting personality.

She wrote, “[Sami] was one of the most vibrant, crazy, compassionate, loyal balls of energy you could ever come across in your life,”

“A conversation with her could either leave you full of adrenaline or utterly exhausted. She was a spitfire and with Sami you never knew what she’d throw your way — but you ALWAYS knew she would be there for you. She was awesome like that.”

Edwards, who was crowned Miss North Dakota in 2003, studied at the University of North Dakota. She also attended a beauty school called the Aveda Institute, located in Minneapolis.

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