33-Year-Old Fitness Influencer Passes Away After Double Cardiac Arrest

Posted by on August 31, 2023 3:04 am

Larissa Borges, an Instagram fitness influencer, died following a double cardiac arrest.

The 33-year-old Brazilian died Monday after being in a coma for over a week.

Borges’ family confirmed her passing in a post to her Instagram page.

The New York Post reports:

The gym bunny’s family confirmed her passing in a post to her Instagram page. “The pain of losing someone so young, just 33 years old, and so kind, is overwhelming,” the bereaved relatives wrote. “Our hearts are broken, and the longing we will feel is indescribable.”

They added that the social media star had “fought courageously” for her life.

According to local media, the Federal District native had been hospitalized on August 20th after suffering from cardiac arrest while traveling in Gramado.

Borges subsequently went into a coma, where she remained for a week while her family provided updates on her condition on social media.

Disaster struck after Borges suffered a second cardiac episode and passed away shortly thereafter.

It’s currently unclear what caused the death of the fitness influencer.

Authorities ordered a post-mortem examination of her body.

Deputy Gustavo Barcellos reported she may have ingested narcotic substances and alcohol when she experienced the heart troubles.

“There is a report of a possible ingestion of narcotic substances, accumulated with alcoholic beverages,” he said.

“The body was sent for necropsy. We will try to search through laboratory tests for substances that she possibly consumed,” he added.

Daily Mail added:

The Instagram sensation had built a following of more than 30,000 online, where she shared selfies, pictures from her travels, and health and fitness content.

Larissa’s family had been keeping fans updated on her condition through taking over her account to post Instagram updates.

Fans flooded the comments with well wishes and messages of support, reading ‘Jesus bless you Lari! I’m praying for you’ and ‘Stay strong Larissa’.

However, yesterday her family shared the devastating update that she had died, adding that she ‘fought courageously for her life’.

In the caption, her parents wrote ‘Our beloved daughter, take your steps with God and be blessed’.

Comments read ‘Forever in our hearts’ and ‘So beautiful and young. This is unbelievable!’