How did Gleycy Correia die? Former Miss Brazil, 27, went in for routine operation
Former Miss Brazil Gleycy Correia died on Monday, June 20, in a private clinic following heavy bleeding and a heart attack after her tonsillectomy operation. It includes surgical removal of the tonsils. However, Correia, hailing from Macae, southeast Brazil, was left in a coma for two months after the cardiac arrest in April. Her body has been sent to the Forensic Medicine Institute of Macae for an autopsy and a better understanding of the cause of her death. Correia was buried on Tuesday, at 11:30 am.
According to the statements released by Daily Mail, family priest Lidiane Alves Oliviera revealed that the 27-year-old model and influencer was fine for at least 5 days after the surgery until she suffered a hemorrhage while she was at her home. Oliviera said, "She had surgery to remove her tonsils and after five days at home, she had a hemorrhage. She went to Unimed and had a cardiac arrest on 4th April and since then she was in a coma, with no neurological activity. Today she passed away."
Pastor Jak Abreu, Correia's family friend, said that the relatives strongly believe that there were some medical malpractices that led to this conclusion. The Pastor said, "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... 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. We ask for your prayers for the family and friends that the Holy Spirit may bring comfort in this difficult time."
Who was Gleycy Correia?
The 27-year-old former Miss Brazil made headlines when she won the Miss United Continents Brazi title in 2018. While she was a successful model, she was also an entrepreneur and specialized in laser therapy and permanent makeup services where the clients are given cosmetic tattoos which create the look of makeup. Anyone with a tattoo or a scar they wished to be removed or hidden could go for it. She has spoken about her struggle with poverty on her social media often and explained that she came from poverty and had to work as a manicurist when she was merely 8 years old.
The Official Miss Brazil Instagram account jumped to the scene to bid farewell to the late model. The post read, "Gleycy will always be remembered for her enlightened beauty, joy, and empathy shown in her work." Correia herself had more than 52,000 followers on the social media giant. However, her account was taken over by her relatives after she went into a coma.