Gleycy Correia, a former Miss Brazil, died after suffering a cerebral hemorrhage and a heart attack during regular tonsil surgery.
The beauty queen passed away on June 20th after being in a coma for 77 days. She was 27 at the time.
A former model and beautician, Correia was recognized as both Miss United Continents Brazil and Miss Costa do Sol in 2018.
“Massive bleeding and a cardiac arrest” occurred just a few days after what was supposed to be a normal tonsil operation, according to The Sun.
She was put into a medically induced coma at a private clinic in south-eastern Brazil, where she remained for more than two months before her death on Monday.
Lidiane Alves Oliveira, the priest of the Gleycy Correia family, confirmed the news.
She had tonsil surgery in late March, and after five days at home, she experienced a bleed,” he said to The Mirror.
According to the priest, her hospitalization was caused by the fact that she had lost blood.
A heart arrest occurred on April 4 after she was admitted to the local hospital, Unimed.
Her condition worsened over the next few days until she eventually fell into a coma with no brain activity and died.
The Macaé Forensic Medicine Institute will conduct an autopsy.
Friends and family members of the 27-year-old were quick to offer their condolences on Instagram after his death was announced.
Announcing that “God selected this day to collect our daughter,” he began his speech.
She will be sorely missed, but her smile will now be illuminating the skies above us for all to see.
Everyone that prayed, thank you. May the Lord bless each and every one of your prayers of love, as well as all of these days.
‘Such joy for life’
Our lives have been blessed by her legacy of kindness.” Your prayers are requested for the family and friends at this difficult time.”
A Miss Brazil official was also among those to issue a statement.
A representative for Gleycy said she would be remembered for her “enlightened beauty, joy, and sensitivity.”
Correia is described as a “lovely young lady with such joy for life” by Miss United Continents Organization, who spoke to E!
Miss Brazil In 2018
In 2018, Correia was named Miss Brazil and went on to have a great social media and beauty career.
Following her coma induction, her family took control of her Instagram account and began posting messages of hope and encouragement for her recovery.
Correia’s family released an altered photo of their late-model holding what looks to be Jesus on Wednesday, only hours after learning of her death.