Zhanna Samsonova, a vegan influencer, died of starvation and exhaustion after eating nothing but raw exotic fruit. For the past five years, her diet only consisted of eating fruits, sunflower seed sprouts, fruit smoothies, and juices”.

Her friends said her eating habits had become disturbingly restrictive in the last few months of her life, and she passed away on July 21 from a “cholera-like infection” exacerbated by fatigues of the body by a vegan diet, her mother Vera Samsonova told Russian newspaper, Vechernyaya Kazan.

If we listen to old statements of Zhana Samsonova, she saw her body and mind transfigure every day. Zhana had experience as a raw food chef but ate simple food. She loved creating her own recipes and inspiring people to eat healthier.

Speaking with Newsflash, an unnamed friend of Zhanna said they saw her a few months ago in Sri Lanka “looking exhausted.”

They sent her home to endeavor treatment. However, she ran away from there. When she saw her in Phuket, she was petrified. She lived one floor above her, and every day, she feared finding her lifeless body in the morning. She convinced her to seek treatment, but she didn’t make it.

Vegan Influencer Zhanna Samsonova Dies Of Starvation

Despite the possible disadvantages to Samsonova’s diet, many of her devoted followers believe that she died due to the presence of chemicals in the fruit she ate and refused to accept her eating choices led to her death. The doctors will determine Zhanna’s official cause of death once her family gets her body back to Russia.

A raw food diet can have multiple health benefits, including weight loss, improved heart health, and a lower risk of diabetes – if eaten in a balanced diet, but there are downsides to a solely raw diet, according to Healthline.