Layla da Costa died suddenly on Monday but the authorities in Italy are yet to confirm her cause of death, following reports that the 24-year-old likely suffered a heart attack
The Miss World model’s mysterious death was only discovered after she missed a day of work.
Layla da Costa, died on Monday 2 November in the house she shared with other friends a Bologna, city in which he worked through the agency Face Models. On the spot intervened the 118 which also alerted the police. The young woman, born in Portugal then moved to Guinea-Bissau, Country of origin of his family, according to the first clinical findings it would have been seized by an illness.
Not seeing her leave the bathroom, the roommates asked for help. The model, who has represented Guinea-Bissau at several international beauty contests, including Miss World, had paraded on the international catwalks. At the age of 19 she walked the Paris fashion week. Upon hearing the news, the family members immediately arrived under the Two Towers.
The memory of the Portuguese designer on social media is harrowing Fatima Lopes, who recalled Layla’s qualities, “delicacy, kindness, humility, determination and professionalism”. Lopes describes her as one of the “most promising models” and one of the most amazing people she has ever met.
The news bounced around the media around the world.
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Layla da Costa had been tipped by an industry boss as one “the most promising models” before her body was found at the house she had been renting for work in Italy.
Layla’s body was found at her temporary home in Bologna, Italy’s northern Emilia-Romagna region where she was working for the agency Face Models.
Despite the 24-year-old not suffering from any known underlying health conditions, doctors reportedly initially suggested it was a heart attack that killed her.
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Tributes to the former Miss World contestant, who was born in Portugal but grew up in Guinea-Bissau, have been paid by her Face Models boss Fatima Lopes.
Fashion designer Ms Lopes told the Portuguese news outlet Observador of Layla’s “delicacy, kindness, humility, determination and professionalism”.
She also described her as one of the “most promising models” and one of the most amazing people she has ever met, Italy24News reports.
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The results of a post-mortem due to take place on Wednesday are yet to publicly confirm a heart attack as Layla’s cause of death.
A post-mortem was due to clarify the cause of death on Wednesday, but no updates have since been reported in local media.
Layla’s family have reportedly travelled to Italy as the investigation continues.
The model had been elected Miss World Guinea-Bissau, and walked the catwalk at Paris Fashion Week when she was just 19.
She was also named Face Model of the year in 2016.
In a touching post on social media Ms Lopes added that Layla “will forever remain” in her heart.
Layla’s Instagram account – followed by 7,000 fans – is full of her professional modelling shots as well as snaps in stunning locations around Italy.