Celso Santebanes, best known as the Brazilian Ken Doll, has sadly passed away at the age of 21 following a five-month battle with Leukemia, according to The Daily Mail.
Celso had reportedly spent over $30,000 on plastic surgery procedures on his chin, jaw, nose and chest to look like a real life version of the doll and was getting over $10,000 for VIP personal appearances. Shortly before he became ill, he had been working on his own line of Celso dolls.
The 21-year-old died at a university hospital on Thursday after contracting pneumonia, which was brought on by his battle with the blood cancer.
In his last Instagram post, just two weeks before things took a tragic turn, Celso was excited about the future and told fans that he would be writing a book about his journey. "That's right folks, I will release a book soon telling everything," he wrote (translated from Portuguese). "Even against this fight against leukemia, it will be a very exciting and at the same time revealing book! AWAIT."
Sadly, he passed before he was able to fulfill that dream and share his story with the world.
Our thoughts are with Celso's family and friends.
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