A Brazilian model and beauty pageant queen has tragically died at just 27 years old after what should have been a routine surgery.
Gleycy Correia, who was crowned Miss United Continents Brazil in 2018, passed away on Monday after weeks at a Macaé hospital. This was two months after she fell into a coma following a procedure to have her tonsils removed in March.
Gleycy’s health issues began in late March when she went in for a routine surgery. The family’s priest Lidiane Alves Oliveira said:
“She had surgery to remove her tonsils [in late March] and after five days at home, she had a hemorrhage. She went to [the local hospital] Unimed and had a cardiac arrest on April 4.”
Heartbreakingly, that was the last day anyone saw her awake since she went into a coma that she would never wake up from. Oliveira continued:
“Since then she was in a coma, with no neurological activity, and today she passed away.”