Fitness Influencer Passes Away at age 49

Adriana Thyssen, a Brazilian fitness influencer known for her dramatic weight loss journey, has passed away at the age of 49 due to an undisclosed illness. Thyssen’s death was announced by her cousin on the Instagram page of Drika Store, her plus-size sportswear business. The announcement expressed deep sorrow and requested prayers and compassion from the public during this difficult time.

Thyssen, who was based in Uberlândia, south of Brasília, reportedly passed away at her home on September 17. The cause of her death has not been revealed by her family. Thyssen was a prominent figure in the fitness community, particularly known for her weight loss content which she regularly shared with her over 600,000 followers on Instagram.

Thyssen’s journey to internet fame was fueled by her personal struggles with weight since childhood, which led her into a cycle of drug addiction and depression. She was candid about her struggles, often discussing them on talk shows and in local media. At the age of 39, Thyssen weighed over 220 pounds, a situation she described as “digging a deeper and deeper hole in my life.”

Motivated by her condition, Thyssen embarked on a transformative weight loss journey, adopting healthy eating habits and regular exercise. Within the first eight months, she lost nearly 80 pounds, and an additional 20 pounds in the following seven months. Thyssen attributed her successful weight loss to her new lifestyle, which she actively promoted to her followers.

Thyssen’s candidness about her struggles and her journey resonated with many, earning her a large following on social media. In one of her final posts before her death, she expressed her resilience and sense of humor, stating, “I have a good sense of humor, I make fun of the worst moments in my life.” She also had a significant following on Facebook, with over 500,000 followers.

Thyssen’s death has left a void in the fitness community, particularly among those inspired by her weight loss journey. The cause of her death remains undisclosed.