Instagram model and influencer Joselyn Cano has reportedly died after a cosmetic surgery procedure that went wrong.
It is not known why, but her family has decided not to comment on the death of the Instagrammer.
30-year-old Joselyn Cano had almost 13 million followers on Instagram, where she found fame modeling lingerie and swimwear — and later launching her own brand, Joselyn Cano Swimwear.
Cano had traveled from her home in Newport Beach, California to Colombia to undergo a Brazilian butt lift — a surgical procedure that involves grafting fat from other parts of the body to the buttocks to enhance and “lift” it.
She was known by her fans as the “Mexican Kim Kardashian” and last posted to Instagram on December 7th, which is the day she is thought to have died.
Lisa Mercer, who is also a model and influencer, posted about Joselyn Cano’s untimely death on Twitter.
She wrote: “Omg, Joselyn Cano died in Colombia getting surgery. That’s wild. She looked so good already; wow, prayers for her family she was so sweet.”
The post prompted an outpouring of grief and condolences from Cano’s fans. On Friday, a screening of her funeral was shared on YouTube. The caption stated Cano’s birth date as March 14, 1990, and date of death as December 7, 2020.
The message read: “Joselyn entered this life on Wednesday, March 14, 1990. She entered into Eternal Life on Monday, December 7, 2020.”
Due to coronavirus, there were strict limits on the number of people who attended the funeral in person.
The video was uploaded by Akes Family Funeral Home, a funeral service based in Riverside, California — about 80km from where Cano lived. It is not known if the family attended the funeral or not.
Brazilian butt lifts are estimated to cause the deaths of 1 in 3,000 people who undergo the procedure, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons — an organization representing more than eight thousand plastic surgeons around the world.
At the time of writing, there has been no confirmation of Joselyn Cano’s death either from her family or from her swimwear brand.
Many fans, who are mourning the influencer, are not only devasted but confused that a relative or representative has not issued a statement.
Joselyn Cano Swimwear’s Instagram account, which has more than 61,000 followers, last posted on December 17, with a dove emoji as the caption.
The California native was a real trailblazer when it comes to swimwear and Latin social media and culture.