Human Ken dies after battling leukaemia in Brazil

Human Ken dies after battling leukaemia in Brazil

Human Ken, died Thursday from bacterial pneumonia at Federal University of Uberlândia Clinical Hospital after battling leukemia for five months

The young star was thurst into fame after drastically changing his face to resemble the well-known Ken doll from the Mattel brand toy.

It is believed Celso Santebañes ‘Human Ken’, 20, spent around US$60,000 on plastic surgery to transform his face to look like doll.

He had four operations on his nose, chin and jaw. He also had silicone implants in his chest.

Human Ken was catapulted to fame and began earning up to US$20,000 for public appearances.

Late last year he was given the shock cancer diagnosis.

A rare and aggressive form of leukaemia was detected in blood taken before for surgery to fix a leaky filler in one of his legs.

“Today, I start a new cycle in my life,” Human Ken told reporters in January.

“I am starting chemotherapy and I admit I’m a little concerned about some side effects, like hair loss, nausea, my body’s rejection [of chemotherapy], among other things, but I am no longer concerned with the issue of aesthetics. For me that doesn’t matter. What matters is my health now, and I will fight for it.”

Human Ken said if he survived the cancer he wouldn’t have any more cosmetic surgeries.

“When he was starting to fulfil his dreams, he discovered his illness and his dreams were interrupted,” his father told reporters. “He had plans but God had others.”