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Instagram influencer Elena Larrea dies aged 30 from blood clot after undergoing liposuction op

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AN Instagram influencer has unexpectedly passed away from blood clot after undergoing a liposuction procedure.

Elena Larrea, 30, has tragically died from a pulmonary embolism on Tuesday after going under the knife just days before.

Elena was known for her animal activism having saved abandoned and abused horses

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Elena was known for her animal activism having saved abandoned and abused horsesCredit: Jam Press
She tragically died at the age of 30 after undergoing a liposuction surgery

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She tragically died at the age of 30 after undergoing a liposuction surgeryCredit: Jam Press

Elena’s family confirmed on social media that she died due to a pulmonary thrombosis – a phenomenon when a clot travels from legs to lungs.

It is still unclear what exactly caused the blood clot to form but it is alleged that her death followed a liposuction operation.

The influencer was known for her animal activism – having founded the Cuacolandia horse sanctuary seven years ago.

She worked to save horses, donkeys, mules and other equines that had suffered abuse or been abandoned.

The star even joined OnlyFans to prevent the shelter in Atlixco – southeast of Mexico City – from going bankrupt.

At the time, she explained that she was experiencing financial trouble after the Covid-19 pandemic and turned to the adult platform to rescue the sanctuary from closing down.

Elena said: “I was already considering closing the sanctuary and finding homes for the horses.

“Friends started telling me ‘You should open an OnlyFans, what if it goes well for you?’

“As I was in crisis, I said ‘Look, I’m going to open one and see if it hits’.”

The venture proved to be successful and with the financial gain, the influencer was able to save the sanctuary from doom.

Today, Cuacolandia is home to nearly 50 animals and has rescued 312 horses from abuse and abandonment.

State governor Sergio Salomon has paid a heart-warming tribute to the late activist in which he recognised the incredible impact of her efforts.

He said: “I deeply regret the death of Elena Larrea, a tireless fighter for the defence of animal welfare.

“The rescue of thousands of abused horses is testimony to her life and work.

“On behalf of the Puebla Government, we would like to express our solidarity to her family and friends.

“With the Ministry of the Environment, we can guarantee the protection of the animals at Cuacolandia.

“We will provide all the necessary help so other horses are cared for by the authorities as well as those already rescued, prioritising their wellbeing at all times.

“We will follow your example. Rest in peace, Elena.”

Before her death, Elena said: “I have always loved horses very much, I have been riding horses since I was a little girl.

“When I grew up, I had the opportunity to give something back to the horses after all they had given me so I decided to open the Cuacolandia sanctuary.”

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