Former Miss United Continents Brazil in 2018 Gleycy Correia has died at the age of 27.
Correia died at a private clinic on Monday after being in a coma for the past two months. The beauty pageant queen underwent a surgery to remove her tonsils and days later suffered heavy bleeding and had a heart attack on April 4.
Her family priest Lidiane Alves Oliviera confirmed the news on Instagram. "Gleycy underwent surgery to remove her tonsils and was soon released by the doctor."
"5 days after the procedure, Gleycy had a hemorrhage and had to return to Unimed Costa do Sol hospital. Due to hemorrhage, she had a cardio respiratory arrest, doctors were able to perform the resuscitation procedure, however, the exams showed neurological damage and she remained in a coma for 75 days. In the last 3 days of life, Gleycy had a kidney failure and died on the last Monday."
An autopsy will be performed on her body at the Forensic Medicine Institute of Macae, according to the Daily Mail.
Oliviera shared a statement regarding Correria's loss.
"We are deeply saddened by this loss. She was an amazing woman and much loved by everyone," she told Fox News Digital. "Gleycy actively participated in social projects in our local church, especially when were social projects for children. In addition, she had her own social project to reconstruct the areolas of the breasts of women affected by cancer. It won't be easy to live without her smile and shine. We're still getting used to the idea of not having her around."
Correia worked professionally as a beautician. The beauty pageant star worked with permanent makeup and shared her work often via social media.
Since April 4, her family had taken over Correia's Instagram page and had shared videos of prayer circles held for her.