Former Miss Brazil Gliese Correa has died aged 27, after suffering a cerebral hemorrhage and a heart attack, following a routine operation to remove her tonsils.
Correa, who was crowned Miss Brazil in 2018, died in a private clinic on Monday after being in a coma for the past two months, according to the Washington Post.
The victim suffered heavy bleeding and had a heart attack on April 4, days after she underwent surgery to remove her tonsils.
The tonsils, two lymph nodes at the back of the throat, help filter bacteria to prevent infection in the body.
They are removed to treat breathing problems that interfere with sleep and sometimes recurring infections.
Tonsillectomy is usually a common out-patient procedure, performed under general anaesthesia.
The process is relatively safe and routine; Mortality estimates range from 1 in 10,000 to 1 in 40,000.
Correa was a model, beauty expert, and influencer, who has over 56,000 followers on Instagram.
She was born in Mackay, a city on the Atlantic coast of Brazil 120 miles northeast of Rio de Janeiro.
She worked at a young age, and got a job as a manicurist at a beauty salon in the neighborhood.
“God chose this day to reunite our princess,” said Reverend Jack Abreu, a friend of the family.
Then he continued, “We will miss her very much, but now she will light up the sky with her smile.. She achieved her goal and left her legacy of love in us!”
Correa was buried Tuesday, surrounded by her family and friends, and her followers left hundreds of messages of condolence on her Instagram account.
A recent post by her family on her social media page shows a picture of a smiling Korea embracing Jesus Christ, with the caption, “I fought, I finished the race, I kept the faith.”
Correa was an evangelical Christian who spread a lot about God and her faith.
“We’ll never know how strong we are until the only option is to be strong,” she wrote in one of her Instagram posts, then continued, “I really wasn’t born in a golden cradle, I’m from a very humble family, but I’m very proud of that, I’m really proud.”