Brazil, September 20: Adriana Thyssen, a Brazilian fitness influencer known for shedding 45 kg in just over a year, has died at the age of 49 due to a “mystery illness”. Thyssen was found dead in her apartment, prompting an outpouring of support from followers while her family pleaded for compassion.

Thyssen, also known as Drika, was reportedly found dead in her Uberlandia apartment in Sao Paulo on Sunday, New York Post reported. The exact cause of her death is still a mystery as her family has not disclosed the cause of death. Justyn Vicky Dies in Gym Video: Indonesian Fitness Influencer Passes Away After Barbell Breaks His Neck During Workout in Bali.

The news of her untimely death, shrouded in mystery, was shared by her cousin on the Instagram page of her plus-size sportswear boutique, Drika Store. YouTube Bodybuilder Joestethics Dies: Fitness Influencer Jo Lindner Passes Away Aged 30 of Aneurysm.

Thyssen was famous for her weight loss content, which she regularly shared with her over 600,000 followers on Instagram.

Her path to internet stardom was inspired in part by weight problems she suffered since childhood, which led her on a downward spiral into drug addiction and depression. Thyssen openly discussed her struggles on various talk shows.

Thyssen’s condition inspired her to embark on a weight loss journey that encompassed a balanced diet and a rigorous exercise regimen. The results were astounding, with the fitness enthusiast shedding nearly 80 pounds in the initial eight months and an additional 20 pounds in the following seven months.

Thyssen encouraged her followers to embrace healthier lifestyles and attributed her weight loss to her commitment to healthy eating and exercise routines.

“In this moment of profound sorrow, we humbly request everyone's prayers and compassion”, her family shared on Instagram.

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