by K’Shema Francis November 14th, 2017.
Since news broke of her passing, there has been an outpouring of tributes on social media for Miss Jamaica Universe, Trudi Ferguson.
How Miss Jamaica Universe Trudi Ferguson loses battle with cancer
Ferguson, who won the Miss Jamaica Universe crown in 1996, died Friday after a battle with breast cancer.
Miss Universe Jamaica made the announcement via Facebook on Saturday, on the same day pageant organizers sent current title holder Davina Bennett off to Las Vegas, Nevada to represent the island in the Miss Universe contest.
This is the second Miss Jamaica Universe contestant to have died. In 2016, former Miss Jamaica Universe, Shakira Martin, died in a Florida hospital from complication with the sickle cell disease. She was 30.