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Influencer Larissa Borges dies aged 33: what was her cause of death?

The Brazilian woman was an icon for many as she created content across social media about travel, health and physical exercise.

Influencer Larissa Borges

Brazilian influencer Larissa Borges has tragically passed away at the age of 33. The young woman’s death, who had been in a coma for a week from the time of her initial heart attack until she suffered the second, has been announced by her family through a statement on Borges’ Instagram account.

Larissa was particularly renowned in her home country, with her content primarily revolving around her travels. However, there was always room for her great passions: nutrition, advice for leading a healthier lifestyle, and sports. She had amassed a following of over 30,000.

How did Larissa Borges die?

“She suffered a cardiac arrest on the 20th and bravely fought in a coma for a week,” reads the family statement. “The cardiac arrest recurred on the 28th, and unfortunately, she did not survive.

“She left behind a legacy of love, joy, and determination. She was known for her captivating personality, and her presence illuminated any environment with her energy.”

Larissa Borges: death under investigation

While initially Borges’ death appeared to be a natural passing, local police chief Gustavo Barcelos, acknowledges that they are investigating the circumstances.

“There is awareness that the victim may have ingested narcotic substances and alcoholic beverages,” the officer emphasized. Borges’ boyfriend, who was with her at the time of the first cardiac arrest, has been questioned but later freed.

The family has initiated a crowdfunding campaign to cover the expenses of repatriating the influencer’s body between Grimaldo and Brasilia. Once the necessary amount was raised, they would “donate the money in her name to assist other families facing similar situations.”