Miss Brazil 2018 Gleycy Correia Dies at 27 After Surgery to Remove Tonsils Led to Hemorrhage, Coma, and Kidney Failure


Miss United Continents Brazil 2018 Gleycy Correia died on Monday, months after getting her tonsils removed. She was 27.

Five days after getting the routine procedure, Correia — who worked as a beautician and model — suffered a hemorrhage and then fell into a coma, according to The Washington Post. She reportedly never regained consciousness, and over two months later, she died of kidney failure.

“We are deeply saddened by this loss,” family pastor Lidiane Alves told the newspaper. “She was an amazing woman and much loved by everyone. It won’t be easy to live without her smile and shine.”

“My heart is in pieces,” added Alves.

A tonsillectomy is usually an outpatient procedure performed under general anesthesia, according to the Mayo Clinic. Recovery time is typically between 10 days and two weeks.

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SOURCE: PEOPLE, Maria Pasquini