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.
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.”