Gleycy Correia, former Miss Brazil winner passed away on 20th June after a routine tonsil operation that left her brain dead. She was in a coma for almost 11 weeks as reported in several media publications. She was just 27.
Correia died at a private clinic after undergoing surgery in April. She suffered haemorrhage and a heart attack after five days of operation.
Her death was confirmed by Pastor Jak Abreu on social media. Abreu is close to Gleycy’s family who alleged that her family members believe that something went wrong during the operation which took her life.
Gleycy Correia’s Cause of Death Explored
Family priest Lidiane Alves Oliveira revealed that she has undergone surgery to get her tonsils removed. And just five days after the surgery, she had haemorrhage. She was in a coma for 77 days before she took her last breath on June 20.
He said, “She went to Unimed and had a cardiac arrest on April 4 and since then she was in a coma, with no neurological activity. Today she passed away.”
Her body was sent for a full autopsy at the Forensic Medicine Institute of Macae.
Tributes pour in via Social Media
Tributes and condolence messages started pouring on social media after the news of her death broke yesterday.
Abreu paid tributes to her on Instagram saying, “God chose this day to collect our princess! We know the longing will be immense! 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! She fulfilled her purpose and left her legacy of love in us!.”
The officials at Miss Brazil also remembered her saying, “Gleycy will always be remembered for her enlightened beauty, joy and empathy shown in her work.”
Who was Gleycy Correia?
The Macae-born beauty queen emerged as the winner of Miss United Continents Brazil in 2018. She was an entrepreneur whose expertise was in permanent makeup, redesigning the breast areola of women who suffered breast cancer.
The brunette beauty was born into poverty in Brazil according to one of her posts where she mentioned her humble beginnings. She once revealed that she was not born in a golden cradle and hails from a very humble family. However, she is very proud of it.
Correia started working when she was just 8 years old as a manicurist at a nearby beauty salon in her town. As she grew up, she started participating in local beauty contests before she made her way to the national competition at the age of 23.
She started her career as a model after she won the pageant. She has posted a lot about her work on her Instagram page.
She was active on Instagram and was followed by more than 53K users at the time of writing this article.
It is still not clear if her family will pursue legal action against the surgeon who performed the procedure. Her final rituals will be done tomorrow at 11.30 AM.
Well, it is really unfortunate and sad that Gleycy Correia lost her life at such an early age that too because her normal tonsil surgery went wrong.
Rest in peace Gleycy Correia!