Former Miss Brazil Gleycy Correia died at the age of 27 after suffering a brain haemorrhage and a heart attack following a routine operation to have her tonsils removed. According to the Independent, Ms Correia, who was crowned Miss United Continents Brazil in 2018, died at a private clinic on Monday. She had been in a coma for the past two months. She underwent surgery to remove her tonsils but days later she 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.
Gleycy Correia shared details of her life growing up in poverty in Brazil in a social media post. She had revealed that she started working as a manicurist when she was eight to support her family.
The family pastor Lidiane Alves is reported to have said: “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.”
Pastor Jak Abreu, another family friend posted: “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!” Gleycy Correia’s last rites were performed on Tuesday and she was laid to rest surrounded by family and friends.
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