You all remember, Apryl Michelle Brown who lost her limbs while trying to get the perfect body in 2006 has died.
Her niece shared the sad news on Twitter a few hours ago. She wrote:
One of my favorite aunties, Apryl, died from Covid today. She survived illegal silicone butt injections that left her as a quadruple amputee who then became an activist. She was my inspiration to be the creative and quirky person that I am today.
However, there are reports online that she didn’t die from COVID-19
Apryl was teased by her family and friends about her flat “pancake” booty, Apryl Michelle Brown had always been insecure about her backside. Once she got enough money, she told herself, she’d buy herself a better one. “I didn’t know if I wanted to look like Janet Jackson or J. Lo,” the Los Angeles cosmetologist, 46, says in an exclusive interview featured in the November issue of ESSENCE magazine. “I just wanted a new, bigger booty.”Tragically, her quest for curves cost her all her limbs and almost her life.
In 2004, Brown says she paid a “pumper,” an unlicensed person, to inject industrial-grade silicone into her buttocks. Brown can’t recall how much the woman actually charged maybe $500, maybe $1,000 — but over time, she says, the area became intensely irritated and painful, and the skin blackened. By early 2006 she says the silicone had hardened, causing severe pain and infection, ultimately requiring her to have lifesaving amputation of her limbs. After the unfortunate incident, she became an activist.