Fashion influencer mum-of-two, 34, dies after being hospitalised with sickle cell anemia

A 34-year-old beauty influencer has died suddenly after suffering complications due to a rare blood disorder, her team has announced.....CONTINUE READING

Jeane Passos dos Santos was hospitalised in Salvador, Brazil, due to her sickle cell anemia on Wednesday and was laid to rest at the Bosque da Paz Cemetery yesterday. The mum-of-two, who was known for sharing fashion and beauty content on social media, had 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 mum-of-two died at the age of 34

She shared fashion and beauty content on social media

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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!”

Her death was confirmed on social media

Jeane had 45,600 Instagram followers

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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.

They include fever, abdominal pain, jaundice, and leg ulcers. The illness more commonly affects black people, who make up about half of Salvador’s population. The only cure on the market involves a bone marrow transplant. But the low chances of finding a suitable donor and the surgical risks involved rule it out for most sufferers.