Brazilian-born influencer and newlywed Mila De Jesus, who shot to fame after undergoing a major weight loss transformation, has died of suspected cardiac arrest. She was 35.
The Instagram star, who was born in Brazil but lived in Boston, passed away Friday, four months after tying the knot with her husband, George Kowszik, Jam Press reported.
She leaves behind four children from a previous marriage.
Just months prior, the content creator announced that she’d been suffering from psoriasis — a skin disease that causes a rash with itchy, scaly patches — since July.
“It’s been three months dealing with this situation, 80% of my body is affected,” De Jesus wrote in an October Instagram post to her nearly 60,000 followers. “Juggling doctors, medications, ointments, and taking a deep breath.”
Six years ago, the Bahia-born content creator underwent a major weight loss surgery, which she commemorated in a November Instagram post juxtaposing pics of herself before and after the procedure.
“Six years since a decision that changed my life in various aspects,” De Jesus captioned the composite. “On one side, the 22-year-old Mila, and on the other, the 35-year-old Mila.”
The influencer’s followers, friends and family members were devastated over her loss.
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