Story By: Ana Marjanovic, Sub-Editor: Michael Leidig, Agency: Newsflash
A former Miss Brazil has died aged 27 after a routine tonsil operation that is said to have left her in a coma for two months.
Beauty queen Gleycy Correia – from Macae, south-eastern Brazil – died in a private clinic on 20th June.
She had reportedly suffered massive bleeding and a heart attack only days after her tonsillectomy operation.
Family priest Lidiane Alves Oliveira explained on 20th June: “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 4th April and since then she was in a coma, with no neurological activity. Today she passed away.”
Her body was sent to the Forensic Medicine Institute of Macae for an autopsy.
Pastor Jak Abreu, who knows Gleycy’s family, wrote on social media that her relatives believe that there was medical malpractice during the operation.
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 21st June.
She was crowned Miss Continentes Unidos Brasil (Miss United Continents Brazil) in 2018.
She was also an entrepreneur who specialised in permanent makeup.