Former Miss Brazil Gleycy Correia died at the age of 27 after suffering a brain haemorrhage and a heart attack following a tonsillectomy.
Media outlets reported that Correia, who was crowned Miss Costa do Sol and Miss United Continents Brazil in 2018, died after removing the tonsils to treat breathing problems that interfere with sleep and sometimes recurring infections. She never recovered consciousness.
“We are deeply saddened by this loss,” family pastor Lidiane Alves told The Washington Post. “She was an amazing woman and much loved by everyone. It won’t be easy to live without her smile and shine.”
Correia, a model, beautician and influencer, was born in Macaé, a city on Brazil’s Atlantic coast 120 miles northeast of Rio de Janeiro, she worked from an early age.