New Delhi: Gleycy Correia, former Miss Brazil died of a brain haemorrhage after a routine tonsils removal operation. She died at the age of 27 after being in a coma for two months.
She underwent surgery to get her tonsils removed but days later she suffered heavy bleeding and had a heart attack on April 4. Ms Correia became Miss United Continents Brazil in 2018. She was a popular model and a social media influencer with 57.5K followers on Instagram.
Family pastor Lidiane Alves told Washington Post, “We’re deeply saddened by this loss. She was an amazing woman and much loved by everyone. It won’t be easy to live without her smile and shine.”
“God chose this day to collect our princess. We know that she will be greatly missed, but she will now be brightening the sky with her smile. She fulfilled her purpose and left her legacy of love in us,” said Pastor Jak Abreu, a family friend.
Ms Correia was buried on Tuesday surrounded by family and friends. Her family shared the last post on her Instagram account which is an illustration in which Ms Correia can be seen smiling while hugging Jesus Christ. The caption of the post read, “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.”
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Gleycy Correia was born in Macae, a city on Brazil’s Atlantic coast 120 miles northeast of Rio de Janeiro. She had spent her childhood in poverty and she even did a job as a manicurist at a neighbourhood salon.