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He had just over 12,000 followers on social networks, but his modest success led him to have hundreds of reactions in each publication. The Russian influencer Zhanna Samsonov has died on July 21 of starvation, after ten years following an extreme diet. A regime that he promoted through the profile Raw food Creation by Zhanna D'Art, where he defined himself as a nutritionist and chef.

Born in Russia and living in Thailand, Zhanna offered advice to have a healthy life through a raw vegan diet consisting only of fruits, seeds and natural juices. According to what they told from the environment of the young woman, she had not drunk water for six years, so her hydration came solely and exclusively from the juices and smoothies that were prepared with exotic fruits.

"I see how my body and mind are transformed every day," Samsonova said on her Instagram. "I love my new self and I'm never going to go back to the habits I used to wear," she revealed to her followers. In her writings, the instagramer talked about the supposed benefits of her lifestyle that, according to her, helped to have a completely healthy body and not to age.

However, the reality was very different. After learning that one of the factors in Zhanna Samsonova's death was malnutrition, family and friends of the influencer told their experiences. Most of them talked about how she was always exhausted, that she barely got out of bed and that it was difficult for her to climb a step. They also revealed that she suffered from anorexia and ate less and less.

For the past 17 years, Samsonova had been touring Asia. On the day of her death, she was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit of a hospital in Malaysia. The Russian newspaper Vechernyaya Kazan picked up the testimony of the mother of the deceased, who said that her daughter had died from a cholera-like infection aggravated by her poor eating habits.

Based on the account of her surroundings, Samsonova had looked unhealthy for a long time, but she refused to visit any doctor and insisted on continuing with her way of life.

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