Popular Brazilian bodybuilder and fitness influencer Alana Paiva has died following a freak motorcycle accident in Rio de Janeiro. She was 21 years old.
The terrible accident occurred on October 12, when Paiva was riding on the back of a motorcycle driven by her boyfriend, a retired military officer named Uilblim Do Espírito Santo. local media reported.
While driving in the Campo Grande neighborhood, a minivan reportedly made an illegal turn at an intersection, hitting the couple head-on and ripping off the motorcycle’s handlebars, Jam Press reported.
After the collision, the minibus driver sped away without needing help. Police are currently investigating the incident.
Initially, Santo was lucid and able to talk to first responders, but he died just four hours after being taken to the hospital.
Paiva was also transported to the emergency room in critical condition, where paramedics intubated the patient and placed him in a medically induced coma.
There appeared to be a glimmer of hope when Laísse Paiva, the muscular woman’s aunt, uploaded a post to her Instagram stories on October 17, claiming that her nephew’s condition was improving.
“They say prayer cannot be thanked, but I am here to thank you for the intense love you have shown our beloved and the great chain of support that has formed around his recovery. The hopeful relative continues to fight for her life,” she wrote. per local media. “Based on what we received, we decided to share the news. We can’t go into details but Alana is our miracle. The most important thing is to know that it is developing, that it is receiving the necessary attention, and that we cannot lose our faith even though it is a gradual process.”
Unfortunately, despite all the efforts of the doctors, Paiva died ten days after the accident. She was buried in the Jardim da Saudade de Paciência Cemetery on Monday.
Before his death, the fitness influencer had amassed thousands of followers on Instagram. tiktokwhere he uploads workout clips and footage from his various victories in bodybuilding and fitness competitions.
He described bodybuilding as “a great sport that’s not just about winning, but maintaining discipline every day to surpass yourself every time you step on stage.”