Tragically, the prominent Brazilian influencer Luana Andrade, 29, lost her life on Tuesday, November 7, while undergoing liposuction surgery at a hospital in Sao Paulo.
Andrade’s family had enlisted the services of a private doctor and anesthetist for the procedure, as confirmed by São Luiz Hospital in an official statement.
During the cosmetic operation, complications arose, leading to four cardiac arrests for the model.
Around two and a half hours into the surgery, Andrade’s heart ceased functioning.
In response, the medical team ceased the fat removal procedure and endeavored to revive her, subsequently transferring her to the intensive care unit.
Following a thorough medical investigation, it was determined that the influencer had succumbed to a pulmonary embolism, which was associated with a thrombosis.
In their statement, the hospital explained, “The surgery was halted, and the patient underwent testing that revealed a significant thrombosis. She was subsequently moved to the ICU, where she received appropriate medical and hemodynamic treatment.”
The influencer was pronounced deceased on Tuesday, November 7, at approximately 5:30 a.m.
Her boyfriend, Joao Hadad, expressed his devastating emotions on Instagram, sharing, “I am shattered, living through my worst nightmare. A part of me has departed.”
He further conveyed, “We shared a beautiful journey and lived our dreams to the fullest. You were not only my girlfriend but also a lifelong partner, my love. … You are my guiding light, princess. I implore you to continue watching over me and all of us from above. I will love you eternally, now and forever.”
Luana and Joao Hadad appeared together on the reality show, Power Couple Brasil 6, which aired in 2022.
Renowned Brazilian footballer Neymar also paid tribute to the influencer, expressing his condolences to her family and remarking, “It is a sorrowful day with two distressing news. Firstly, the attack suffered by Bru’s parents (Bruna Bincardi), but fortunately, everyone is safe! Secondly, the loss of a dear friend. May God welcome Luana with open arms.”