Miss Brazil 2018 dies aged 27 from heart attack days after a routine tonsil operation
Miss Brazil 2018 dies of massive bleeding and heart attack at age 27, days after routine tonsil surgery
- Beauty queen Gleycy Correia died Monday in a private clinic in southeastern Brazil
- Correia suffered heavy bleeding and a heart attack after tonsillectomy surgery
- She remained in a coma for two months after a cardiac arrest, but later died
A former Miss Brazil has died aged 27 of massive hemorrhage and a heart attack after routine tonsil surgery.
Beauty queen Gleycy Correia, who was crowned Miss Brazil in 2018, died Monday at a private clinic.
Correia, from Macae, Southeast Brazil, suffered heavy bleeding and a heart attack after her tonsillectomy surgery, which required surgical removal of the tonsils. She was in a coma for two months after the cardiac arrest in April.
Beauty queen Gleycy Correia, who was crowned Miss Brazil in 2018, died Monday in a private clinic
Correia, from Macae, Southeast Brazil, reportedly suffered heavy bleeding and a heart attack after her tonsillectomy surgery
Family priest Lidiane Alves Oliviera said: ‘She had surgery to remove her tonsils and after five days at home she had a bleeding.
“She went to Unimed and went into cardiac arrest on April 4 and has been in a coma ever since, with no neurological activity. Today she passed away.’
Her body was sent to the Macae Forensic Medicine Institute for autopsy.
Pastor Jak Abreu, who knows Correia’s family, wrote on social media that her relatives believe medical errors were made during the surgery.
He added: “God has chosen this day to pick up our princess. We know she will be greatly missed, but now she will brighten the air with her smile.”
Correia will be buried Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. local time.
Former Miss Brazil died at age 27 of massive bleeding and a heart attack after routine tonsil surgery
In tribute to Correia, the official Miss Brazil said: ‘Gleycy will always be remembered for her enlightened beauty, joy and empathy in her work’
Pastor Abreu added: “Thank you very much to everyone who has prayed. May the Lord reward every prayer of love and all these days together.
“She has accomplished her goal and left her legacy of love in us. We ask for your prayers for family and friends that the Holy Ghost may bring comfort during this difficult time.”
Correia was crowned Miss United Continents Brazil in 2018.
She was also an entrepreneur specializing in laser therapy and permanent makeup, where clients get cosmetic tattoos to create the look of makeup.
In tribute to Correia, the Official Miss Brazil said, “Gleycy will always be remembered for her enlightened beauty, joy and empathy displayed in her work.”
Correia amassed 52,000 followers on Instagram and after falling into a coma, her account was taken over by family members who posted prayers on her page.
She shared on social media about her upbringing, after growing up in poverty in Brazil. Correia said she started working as a manicurist at a beauty salon when she was eight.
“We’ll never know how strong we are until being strong is the only choice,” she wrote on Instagram.
“I wasn’t born in a golden cradle, I come from a very humble family, but I’m so proud of it, really proud.”