Popular Brazilian social media influencer Vanessa Mancini has died suddenly at her home in northwestern Brazil, her family has announced.
The 41-year-old was reportedly in her luxury condo with her parents in the city of Manaus when she suddenly collapsed.
The influencer was found dead in the bathroom of her home.
Medics were called to the scene but when the emergency services arrived, Mancini was showing no vital signs.
Her family later confirmed she had passed away after suffering a “massive heart attack” inside her home on Monday morning.
Initial reports said Mancini had collapsed while putting up Christmas decorations.
However, it was later clarified the influencer was found in the bathroom of her home after suffering a heart attack, Radar Amazonico reports.
Her family said in a statement:
“Influencer Vanessa Mancini passed away from a massive heart attack.
“She was at home with her parents and was attended by paramedics, but was unresponsive.
“Vanessa was 41-years-old and known for her happiness and good humor.
“The family asks for respect in this time of mourning.”
The influencer was buried within one day of passing.
She was laid to rest on Tuesday in the local Parque de Manaus Cemetery in a funeral attended by her heartbroken family and friends.
In July, Mancini visited a cardiologist.
She posted a video of herself on Instagram wearing a “Holter monitor” which records the heart’s electrical activity and helps medics evaluate any irregularities.
Governor of Acre State Gladson Cameli, Mancini’s friend, said:
“With great regret, I mourn the passing of my dear friend Vanessa Mancini, aged 41, this Monday.
“Vanessa was well known for her sense of humor and contagious joy, and will certainly be greatly missed.
“I send my deepest condolences to all her friends and family who are mourning this irreparable loss.”
Another friend, Olívia Calheiros, said:
“We just saw each other and we had no idea.
“Oh how I would have showered you with kisses and hugs and ask God every day to leave you here among us.”
Mancini had nearly 30,000 followers on Instagram where she regularly shared content about her daily life, travels, and exercise routines.