Samantha Edwards, who held the Miss North Dakota title in 2003 and competed in the Miss USA pageant, has died. She was 37.
Edwards' body was found inside her Minneapolis home, reports Eonline.com. Her death is currently under investigation.
Friend Jessica Dereschuk, Miss Minnesota 2004, has set up a GoFundMe page to help cover funeral costs.
Dereschuk remembered her best friend on the site, writing, “Samantha Edwards, affectionately known by most as "Sami" was one of the most vibrant, crazy, compassionate, loyal balls of energy you could ever come across in 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.”