Vegan health food influencer dies of starvation and exhaustion

Russian Zhanna Samsonova shared food tips and a diet based on exotic fruits with her followers.

Russian influencer Zhanna Samsonova, known as Zhanna D'Art, passed away from "starvation and exhaustion." Samsonova shared healthy eating tips on social media and followed a diet of exotic fruits.

Radical vegan food

The influencer moved to Southeast Asia five years ago, from where she shared her eating habits, a raw vegan diet based on "fruits, sunflower seed sprouts, fruit smoothies and juices." According to her friends, Samsonova radicalized her meals in recent months, which caused concern among her friends. The situation got out of hand and she was forced to go to the doctors, who could do nothing to save her life. A friend, who requested anonymity, explained to Newsflash.

I lived one floor above her and every day I feared finding her lifeless body in the morning. I convinced her to seek treatment, but she didn’t make it. ... A few months ago, in Sri Lanka, she already looked exhausted, with swollen legs oozing lymph. ... They sent her home to seek treatment. However, she ran away again. When I saw her in Phuket, I was horrified.