Brazilian health and fitness influencer Adriana Thyssen passed away unexpectedly at the age of 49 on September 17, 2023.
Thyssen is widely known for losing 100 pounds in roughly 1 year and attracted a sizable following on social media during her weight loss journey.
Her cause of death has not been disclosed by her family.
Bore Cure remarked on Thyssen’s accomplishments: “Brazilian fitness influencer Adriana Thyssen, known for her remarkable 100-pound weight loss journey, has passed away at 49 due to an undisclosed illness. Thyssen’s journey inspired over 600K followers on Instagram.”
Brazilian fitness influencer Adriana Thyssen, known for her remarkable 100-pound weight loss journey, has passed away at 49 due to an undisclosed illness.
Thyssen's journey inspired over 600K followers on Instagram. pic.twitter.com/sCkJvyEk1T
— BoreCure (@CureBore) September 19, 2023
The New York Post reports:
The fit-fluencer’s cousin announced her passing on the Instagram page of her plus-size sportswear bazaar, Drika Store.
“It is with deep sadness and regret that we, the Drika Blog and Drika Store team and family announce the death of our dear Drika,” the message read.
“In this moment of pain, we ask for everyone’s prayer and compassion.”
An outpouring of support came from the internet towards Thyssen’s family and loved ones.
— Rose (@Dogsteach) September 19, 2023
Influencer Adriana 'Drika' Thyssen dies aged 49 after documenting her weight-loss journey to millions of fans online https://t.co/uxWnmsCMQ0
A FITNESS influencer has been found dead in her apartment aged only 49.
Tributes have been pouring
— jhon salt (@2callmehasnat25) September 19, 2023
Daily Caller added:
Thyssen rose to fame when she shared her weight loss story online and began to attract followers.
She reportedly struggled with weight loss since childhood and revealed that led to drug addiction and depression.
Thyssen reportedly weighed over 220 pounds by the time she was 39-years-old.