A popular fashion and beauty influencer has died suddenly following complications relating to a blood disorder, according to reports.
Brazilian social media influencer Jeane Passos dos Santos was hospitalized in Salvador, Brazil, and was told to stay at the Bosque da Paz Cemetery yesterday.
The mum of two was a much-loved fashion and beauty content creator with over 45,600 Instagram followers.
A statement shared on her profile when she was taken to the hospital said:
“I come through this note, out of respect for my followers and partners, to inform you that Jeane is hospitalized due to complications from sickle cell anemia.”
“At this moment, she is unable to access her cell phone. I ask for prayers for her so that God may restore her life.”
The Mirror reported:
Tragically, her death was communicated in another post, which said a vigil would be held for her at the Bosque da Paz cemetery on Thursday. Following the woman’s death, her family said in a statement:
“May your path be illuminated, just as your presence among us was.”
Her mum, Jacira Passos, wrote on social media:
“Thank you, Lord, for the daughter you gave me. Today, she is resting in your arms.”
Many fans paid tribute to the influencer on Instagram, with one writing:
“May God comfort the whole family.”
Another person added:
“It’s hard to believe… May your soul rest in peace, and may you rest eternally in the arms of God our Father.”
One more commented: “Such sad news!”
According to a Health Ministry survey, Salvador has more sickle-cell anemia sufferers than any other Brazilian municipality.
It is an inherited illness in which the red blood cells become curved, causing a number of health problems.
The only cure on the market involves a bone marrow transplant.
However, the low chances of finding a suitable donor and the surgical risks involved rule it out for most sufferers.