Vegan raw food diet influencer Zhanna Samsonova, 39, scared her fans with the Instagram story she shared on July 21 before the claim that she "starved to death".
"Life is meaningless, but worth living, provided you recognize it's meaningless," Samsonova, known as Zhanna D'Art on TikTok, wrote in her post.
In a statement to Newsflash, friends and soreported that the influencer "died of hunger and exhaustion" after eating a diet of only exotic fruits in Malaysia.
Samsonova was pushed to seek medical treatment during a tour in Southeast Asia after friends and family grew concerned about her diet and "melting" body.
His mother announced the cause of death as a "cholera-like infection", but no exact cause was given.
The phenomenon, who was on a "raw food" diet, was described as following a completely raw vegan diet and taking no additional food of any kind other than "fruits, sunflower seed sprouts, fruit smoothies and juices".
Despite the problems with Samsonova's diet, many of her loyal followers refused to believe that her dietary choices led to her death, claiming instead that she died due to chemicals in the fruits she ate.
Samsonova had not posted on Instagram or Facebook for seven weeks and had been inactive on TikTok for five months. Despite this, the vegan influencer had thousands of followers on her social media accounts.
Samsonova is not the first person to starve to death due to an extreme raw food diet.
Source: New York Post