Bodybuilder and influencer Alana Paiva dies aged 21

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By Asiya Ali

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Popular bodybuilder and fitness influencer Alana Paiva has tragically passed away at the age of 21 following a freak motorcycle crash.

According to local media reports, the Brazilian social media star sadly died on October 12 while riding on a motorbike in the Campo Grande neighborhood with her boyfriend, a retired military officer named Uilblim Do Espírito Santo.

It has been alleged that the suspected driver made an illegal turn at an intersection, hit the couple head-on, and ripped the motorbike's handlebars off, as reported by 7News.

While Paiva's 43-year-old partner was initially awake and able to talk to first responders, he succumbed to his injuries just four hours later after being taken to the hospital.

Following the collision, the driver sped away without providing assistance. Authorities are now investigating the incident.

The content creator was transported to the emergency room in critical condition after the horrifying accident. Medics immediately intubated her and put her into a medically induced coma.

On October 17, the Paiva’s aunt Laísse uploaded a hopeful post on her Instagram stories, in which she claimed her niece’s condition was slowly improving.

"They say that prayer cannot be thanked, but I am here to thank you for the immense affection for our dear and the great chain of support that formed around her healing. She continues to fight for her life," she penned, as cited by local media. "We decided to share the news based on what we received."

"We can’t delve into details, but Alana is our miracle. The most important thing is to know that she is evolving, receiving the necessary care and, even though it is a gradual process, we cannot lose faith," she added.

Unfortunately, despite the doctors' best efforts, the young bodybuilder passed away ten days after the terrible accident. She was interred Monday at the Jardim da Saudade de Paciência Cemetery.

The fitness influencer garnered thousands of followers on Instagram and TikTok, where she uploaded workout clips and footage from her several victories in bodybuilding and fitness competitions.

She loved bodybuilding and in a social media post described it as a "wonderful sport, which is not just about winning, but about maintaining discipline every day to surpass yourself each time you step on the stage," per 7News.

Many heartbroken fans have now taken to her social media page to pen their heartfelt condolences. One user wrote (translated from Portuguese to English): "My condolences to family and friends! May God comfort you all during this difficult time!"

Another said: "You will be greatly missed! Young woman, full of life and conquering everyone where she went, we will feel sad to hear you singing and motivating us. Rest in peace," while a third commented: "May God keep you forever, full of dreams, take care of her there, Lord."

A fourth added: "May justice be served and your absence never be in vain."

Our thoughts are with Paiva and Santo's family and friends at this time.

Featured image credit: Team Static / Getty

Bodybuilder and influencer Alana Paiva dies aged 21

vt-author-image

By Asiya Ali

Article saved!Article saved!

Popular bodybuilder and fitness influencer Alana Paiva has tragically passed away at the age of 21 following a freak motorcycle crash.

According to local media reports, the Brazilian social media star sadly died on October 12 while riding on a motorbike in the Campo Grande neighborhood with her boyfriend, a retired military officer named Uilblim Do Espírito Santo.

It has been alleged that the suspected driver made an illegal turn at an intersection, hit the couple head-on, and ripped the motorbike's handlebars off, as reported by 7News.

While Paiva's 43-year-old partner was initially awake and able to talk to first responders, he succumbed to his injuries just four hours later after being taken to the hospital.

Following the collision, the driver sped away without providing assistance. Authorities are now investigating the incident.

The content creator was transported to the emergency room in critical condition after the horrifying accident. Medics immediately intubated her and put her into a medically induced coma.

On October 17, the Paiva’s aunt Laísse uploaded a hopeful post on her Instagram stories, in which she claimed her niece’s condition was slowly improving.

"They say that prayer cannot be thanked, but I am here to thank you for the immense affection for our dear and the great chain of support that formed around her healing. She continues to fight for her life," she penned, as cited by local media. "We decided to share the news based on what we received."

"We can’t delve into details, but Alana is our miracle. The most important thing is to know that she is evolving, receiving the necessary care and, even though it is a gradual process, we cannot lose faith," she added.

Unfortunately, despite the doctors' best efforts, the young bodybuilder passed away ten days after the terrible accident. She was interred Monday at the Jardim da Saudade de Paciência Cemetery.

The fitness influencer garnered thousands of followers on Instagram and TikTok, where she uploaded workout clips and footage from her several victories in bodybuilding and fitness competitions.

She loved bodybuilding and in a social media post described it as a "wonderful sport, which is not just about winning, but about maintaining discipline every day to surpass yourself each time you step on the stage," per 7News.

Many heartbroken fans have now taken to her social media page to pen their heartfelt condolences. One user wrote (translated from Portuguese to English): "My condolences to family and friends! May God comfort you all during this difficult time!"

Another said: "You will be greatly missed! Young woman, full of life and conquering everyone where she went, we will feel sad to hear you singing and motivating us. Rest in peace," while a third commented: "May God keep you forever, full of dreams, take care of her there, Lord."

A fourth added: "May justice be served and your absence never be in vain."

Our thoughts are with Paiva and Santo's family and friends at this time.

Featured image credit: Team Static / Getty