A beauty queen who was once crowned Miss Brazil has died at the age of 27 after a routine tonsil operation went horribly wrong.
Gleycy Correia, from Macae, south-eastern Brazil, died on June 20 after the operation left her suffering “massive bleeding and a cardiac arrest”.
Correia passed away at a private clinic after spending more than two months in a coma after the surgery in April.
Five days after the operation she is reported to have suffered haemorrhage and a heart attack.
And after spending 77 days in a coma, yesterday she sadly died.
The beauty queen had been crowned Miss United Continents Brazil and Miss Costa do Sol in 2018.
In a statement, Miss Brazil Official said: “Gleycy will always be remembered for her enlightened beauty, joy, and empathy.”
Pastor Jak Abreu, who knows Gleycy’s family, wrote on social media that her relatives believe that there was a mistake during the operation.
Her body was sent to the Forensic Medicine Institute of Macae for an autopsy.
“God chose this day to collect our princess,” said Abreu.
“We know the longing will be immense. But she will now be cheering 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.”
Gleycy was a social media star with more than 52,000 followers on Instagram.
After she fell into a coma – her page was taken over by relatives who used it to post prayers.
She often spoke about her humble beginnings – having been raised in poverty in Brazil.
The model worked her first job when she was just 8, taking a role as a manicurist as a beauty salon.
“We will never know how strong we are until being strong is the only choice,” she wrote on Instagram.
“I really wasn’t born in a golden cradle, I’m from a very humble family, but I’m so proud of it, really proud.”
Family priest Lidiane Alves Oliveira said: “She had surgery to remove her tonsils and after five days at home, she had a haemorrhage.
“She went to Unimed and had a cardiac arrest on April 4 and since then she was in a coma, with no neurological activity.
“She passed away.”
He added: “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.”
Gleycy will be buried at 11.30am on June 21.