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Ex Miss Brazil Gleycy Correia dead at 27 after tonsils surgery complications

By Priyanka Verma 
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New Delhi: A Brazillian model and beauty queen has died at the age of 27, after suffering a brain haemorrhage and a heart attack following a routine operation to have her tonsils removed. Gleycy Correia, who was Miss United Continents Brazil 2018.

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The final post by her family on her social media page shows an illustration of a smiling Ms Correia embracing Jesus Christ, with a caption that read, “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith”. Her followers left hundreds of condolence messages on her Instagram account.

According to the report, Ms Correia’s body has been sent to a medical examiner for an autopsy. Ms Correia was a model, beautician and influencer, with more than 56,000 followers on Instagram. She was born in Macae, a city on Brazil’s Atlantic coast 120 miles northeast of Rio de Janeiro. As per the Post, she worked from an early age, getting a job as a manicurist at a neighbourhood beauty salon.

“God chose this day to collect our princess,” said Pastor Jak Abreu, a family friend. “We know that she will be greatly missed, but she will now be brightening the sky with her smile. She fulfilled her purpose and left her legacy of love in us!” he added as per the outlet. Ms Correia was buried on Tuesday surrounded by family and friends.

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