Miss United Continents Gleycy Correia Dead at 27 After Tonsil Surgery


Gleycy Correia.
Courtesy Gleycy Correia/Instagram

Gleycy Correia, beauty queen, died Monday, June 20, from complications following a routine tonsil surgery earlier in the year. She was 27.

The Miss United Continents Brazil 2018 winner’s death was confirmed via a statement posted on her Instagram Story on Monday. Correia’s family priest, Lidiane Alves OlivieraSince then,, has spoken out about the circumstances surrounding her death, revealing that her health was in decline shortly after she had her tonsils removed in March.

Miss United Continents Brazil Gleycy Correia Dead 27 After Tonsil Surgery

Gleycy Correia.
Courtesy Gleycy Correia/Instagram

“She had surgery to remove her tonsils and after five days at home, she had a hemorrhage,” Oliviera told the Daily MailTuesday, June 21,

According to Oliviera, Correia’s loss of blood led to her being hospitalized. Due to the heaving bleeding, she had a heart attack in April and fell into a coma.

The priest also noted that the Brazil native, who worked as a model, remained in the coma for two months with “no neurological activity.”

Following her death, the Miss United Continents Organization issued a statement calling Correia a “beautiful young lady with such joy for life.”

The organization sent their well-wishes to the late pageant queen’s loved ones, highlighting how much she will be missed. “I want to extend my most sincere condolences to her family and to her mentor Henrique Fontes,” the spokesperson said in a Tuesday statement via E! News. “Who gave us the gift of knowing a beautiful, smart and sweet girl who leaves with us the happiest memories that will ever be kept in this organization.”

Correia’s family announced on Tuesday via her Instagram Story that their “princess” would be honored at a wake that same day. They confirmed that her funeral was scheduled for Wednesday, June 22,

Correia was 23 when she won Miss United Continents Brazil. She went on to become a beautician, sharing her work via social media. She also modelled.

Pastor Jak AbreuHe shared a social media tribute to the star on Monday, remembering him fondly. “God chose this day to collect our princess,” he wrote. “We know that she will be greatly missed, but she will now be brightening the sky with her smile.”

He continued: “She fulfilled her purpose and left her legacy of love in us! We ask your prayers for your family and friends so that the Holy Spirit may swallow this difficult moment with comfort!”

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