33 year old Brazilian fitness influencer Larissa Borges has passed away. In an Instagram post released on Borges’ page by family members, fans of the influencer heard the horrible news that the fitness star died after double cardiac arrest.
According to a translation from her native Portuguese, the family wrote, “It is with deep sadness that we inform you of the death of our beloved Larissa Borges, Larissa suffered a cardiac arrest on Sunday, day 20, in Gramado-RS and fought bravely for a week. In the early hours of Monday, the 28th, Larissa faced a new cardiac arrest and, alas, she did not survive.”
The family goes on to explain the tremendous and unbearable pain associated with losing the young woman at such a young age. They expressed a love for the way that Borges brought smiles to the faces of all whom she encountered and how her personality was captivating to her fans.
The family also celebrated Borges’ hard-working attitude which saw her grow to a following of over 30 thousand Instagram users. This self-starter mentality allowed her to make a living on social media, doing what she loved: posting fitness content.
The post also promised that information about the burial and funeral will be released soon, indicating that it will be a “standing room only” kind of event as thousands flood in to say goodbye one last time.
In a translation from the Daily Caller, police officials were quoted discussing the likely cause of death for the Larissa Borges. “There is a report of a possible ingestion of narcotic substances, accumulated with alcoholic beverages,” the report indicated.
“The body was sent for necropsy. We will try to search through laboratory tests for substances that she possibly consumed,” Deputy Gustavo Barcellos said. He also noted that Borges’ boyfriend was taken in for questioning, though did not give any indication that he was a suspect. Any further understanding of the causes surrounding her death will have to wait for autopsy results.
According to The Mirror, Borges’ family is asking for donations to bring her body back home for burial. “Any amount, however small, will make a difference and help ease the financial burden facing the family during this very challenging time,” said the family.
The death of a young, fit, and presumably healthy individual often leaves behind more questions than answers. This case is no different, where the exact causes of the cardiac arrests are either not apparent or have not yet been made public. In any case, this is yet another instance that shows that there needs to be an ongoing discussion about heart health worldwide.
In what appears to be the final Reel posted to her account, Borges offered pictures of beautiful scenery and peaceful bliss, seen below:
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As for the Borges family, many folks all around the globe are with them as they mourn the loss of their daughter who touched the lives of so many social media users.
Featured image: Screen shot from embedded Instagram video.
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