Gleycy Correia, who was Miss Brazil, died at age 27 after routine surgery on her tonsils.
A Brazilian beauty queen died at age 27 after having her tonsils taken out. After the operation, she had a brain hemorrhage and a heart attack.
Gleycy Correia, who was named Miss United Continents Brazil in 2018, died on Monday at a hospital in the Brazilian city of Macaé, more than two months after a simple procedure. The local medical examiner will do an autopsy on her body.
Lidiane Alves Oliveira, Correia’s family priest, told the Mirror, “She had surgery to remove her tonsils at the end of March, and after five days at home, she had a hemorrhage.” “On April 4, she went to the local hospital, Unimed, and had a heart attack,” he said.
“Since then, she’s been in a coma with no brain activity, and she died today,” the priest said with great sadness.
Pastor Jak Abreu, who is also a religious leader and friend of the family, went on social media to express his sorrow.
Abreu said that the parents of the beauty queen think that there was bad medical care during the routine tonsillectomy.
He wrote, “God chose this day to take our princess away.” “We know that she will be missed very much, but her smile will now light up the sky.”
Correia had more than 52,000 followers on Instagram. After she fell into a coma, her family took over her account.
The beautiful brunette was born poor in Brazil, and she talked about her humble beginnings on social media, the Sun said.
“I really wasn’t born in a golden cradle. I come from a very humble family, but I’m so proud of that,” she wrote under one post.
Correia got her first job when she was eight years old. She was a manicurist at a nearby beauty salon.
As a teen, she started entering local beauty contests. At the age of 23, she won the title of Miss United Continents Brazil.
After she won the pageant, the brunette worked as a model and as a beauty therapist who specialized in permanent makeup. On her Instagram page, she put up a lot of her work.
We are still waiting for the results of the autopsy. It is not clear if Correia’s family will take legal action against the surgeon who took out his tonsils.
Correia will be buried on Tuesday after a service.