Former Miss Brazil Gleycy Correia died at 27 after routine tonsil surgery

Former Miss Brazil Gleycy Correia has died after routine tonsil surgery led to a brain hemorrhage and heart attack.

After spending 77 days in a coma, the beauty queen died on June 20. She was 27 years old.

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Correia, crowned both Miss United Continents Brazil and Miss Costa do Sol in 2018, worked as a model and beautician.

In late March, just days after what was meant to be routine tonsil surgery, she suffered from “massive bleeding and a cardiac arrest”, The Sun. reported.

She was placed into a coma at a private clinic in south-eastern Brazil, but pronounced dead on Monday, having had “no neurological activity” for more than two months.

Gleycy Correia won both Miss United Continents Brazil and Miss Costa do Sol in 2018. Credit: Gleycy Correia/Instagram

The Correia family’s priest, Lidiane Alves Oliveira, confirmed the news.

“She had surgery to remove her tonsils [in late March] and after five days at home, she had a hemorrhage, ”he told The Mirror.

According to the priest, the loss of blood led to her hospitalization.

“She went to [the local hospital] Unimed and had a cardiac arrest on April 4. ”

Gleycy Correia was living in Macaé, Brazil. Credit: Gleycy Correia/Instagram

“Since then she was in a coma, with no neurological activity … [and] she passed away. ”

An autopsy will be conducted at the Forensic Medicine Institute of Macaé.

Following the announcement of the 27-year-old’s death, family friend and pastor Jak Abreu led the tributes on Instagram.

“God chose this day to collect our princess,” he began.

Gleycy Correia in 2018. Credit: Gleycy Correia/Instagram

“We know that she will be greatly missed, but she will now be brightening the sky with her smile.

“To everyone who prayed, thank you very much. May the Lord reward every prayer of love and all these days together.

‘Such joy for life’

“She fulfilled her purpose and left her legacy of love in us. We ask for your prayers for the family and friends that the Holy Spirit may bring comfort in this difficult time. ”

Also to release a statement was a Miss Brazil official.

“Gleycy will always be remembered for her enlightened beauty, joy, and empathy,” a spokesperson said.

Meanwhile, Miss United Continents Organization told E! News that Correia was a “beautiful young lady with such joy for life”.

Gleycy Correia’s family shared this edited image on Wednesday. Credit: Gleycy Correia/Instagram

After being crowned Miss Brazil in 2018, Correia had a successful social media and beauty career, boasting 52,000 followers on Instagram.

After she was placed in a coma, her family took over her Instagram account to post prayers for her recovery.

On Wednesday, following the announcement of Correia’s death, the family posted an edited image of the model embracing what appears to be Jesus.

The caption read: “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith” (2 Timothy 4: 7-8).

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