Brazilian model and TV personality Pamela Baris do Nascimento died on an operating table last month on October 19 at Green Hill Hospital in São Paulo, Brazil. She was undergoing her third liposuction procedure. In a dark turn of events, the hospital did not report her death until October 29.

Nascimento died of internal hemorrhaging, thought to be the result of a punctured liver, however details are slow to be uncovered (thanks, in part, to the hospital’s inability or unwillingness to report her death). Her family’s lawyer believes the surgeon who performed the procedure, Júlio César Yoshimura, is responsible for malpractice and may face manslaughter charges.

Nascimento was studying biomedicine and had a successful career as a television actress. She was 27-years-old.

(NY Daily News)