Beauty queen dies at just 27
Beauty queen Gleycy Correia has tragically died at 27 following a routine medical procedure.
Correia was crowned Miss United Continents Brazil in 2018. She passed away earlier this week, only two months after undergoing surgery to have her tonsils removed.
A priest for the pageant star's family confirmed her death, revealing Correia died on the 20th of June at a hospital in the Brazilian city of Macaé. She reportedly suffered a brain hemorrhage and a heart attack following the operation and never recovered.
She had surgery to remove her tonsils late in March and after five days at home, she suffered a haemorrhage. "She went to [the local hospital] Unimed and had a cardiac arrest on April the 4th," the family's priest, Lidiane Alves Oliveira said.
"Since then she was in a coma, with no neurological activity … [and] she passed away."
Tributes were shared on social media, including a touching message from Pastor and family friend, Jak Abreu.
"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," Pastor Abreu wrote. "To everyone who prayed, thank you very much. May the Lord reward every prayer of love and all these days together."View this post on Instagram
Correia was proud of her humble upbringing in Brazil and often used social media to reflect on her childhood.