Former Miss Brazil Gleycy Correia has died aged 27 after suffering a brain haemorrhage and heart attack following routine surgery to have her tonsils removed.
According to Independent, Ms. Correia, who was crowned Miss United Continents Brazil in 2018, died Monday in a private clinic. She had been in a coma for two months. She underwent surgery to remove her tonsils, but days later suffered heavy bleeding and had a heart attack on April 4.
Ms Correia’s body has been sent to a medical examiner for an autopsy.
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Talk to The Washington Post, family pastor Lidiane Alves said, “We are deeply saddened by this loss. She was an incredible woman and very much loved by all. It won’t be easy to live without her smile and her radiance.
Ms Correia was a model, beautician and influencer, with over 56,000 followers on Instagram. She was born in Macae, a city on the Brazilian Atlantic coast 200 km northeast of Rio de Janeiro. According to Jobshe worked from an early age, getting a job as a manicure at a neighborhood beauty salon.
“God has chosen this day to retrieve our princess,” said Pastor Jak Abreu, a family friend. “We know she will be sorely missed, but now she will light up the sky with her smile. She fulfilled her purpose and left us her legacy of love! he added according to the outlet.
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Ms Correia was buried on Tuesday surrounded by her family and friends. His followers have left hundreds of messages of condolence on his Instagram account. Her family’s latest post on her social media page shows an illustration of a smiling Ms Correia embracing Jesus Christ, with a caption that read: ‘I fought the good fight, I finished the race, I kept the faith”.