A former Miss Brazil winner has died aged just 27 after a routine tonsil operation left her braindead and in a coma for two months, according to reports.
Now, Gleycy Correia's family are claiming that there was medical malpractice during the operation that should have been routine.
The beauty queen, from Macae, south-eastern Brazil, died in a private clinic on June 20 having reportedly suffered massive bleeding and a heart attack, only days after her tonsillectomy operation.
Family priest Lidiane Alves Oliveira explained: "She had surgery to remove her tonsils and after five days at home, she had a haemorrhage.
"She went to Unimed and had a cardiac arrest on April 4 and since then she was in a coma, with no neurological activity. Today she passed away."
Her body was sent to the Forensic Medicine Institute of Macae for an autopsy.
Pastor Jak Abreu, who knows Gleycy's family, wrote on social media that her relatives believe that there was medical malpractice during the operation.
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He added: "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."
Gleycy will be buried at 11.30am on June 21.
She was crowned Miss Continentes Unidos Brasil (Miss United Continents Brazil) in 2018.
She was also an entrepreneur who specialised in permanent makeup, redesigning the breast areola of women who suffered breast cancer.
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Abreu posted on Instagram, paying tribute to her: "God chose this day to collect our princess! We know the longing will be immense! But she will now be brightening the sky with her smile!"
"To everyone who prayed, thank you very much! May the Lord reward every prayer of love and all these days together! She fulfilled her purpose and left her legacy of love in us!
"We ask for your prayers for family and friends so that the Holy Spirit will bring comfort in this difficult time!"
"Victim of complications from surgery, after a few weeks in a coma, Miss Costa do Sol CNB 2018 and Miss United Continents 2018, Gleycy Correia, passed away today," the CNB (National Beauty Contest) said in a statement.
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