Russian Vegan Influencer Allegedly Dies Of Starvation In M’sia By Eating Only Jackfruit & Durian For 7 Years

Her mother claimed otherwise, saying she had died from a "cholera-like infection".
While having a healthy diet and eating plenty of fruits and vegetables is important for one’s wellbeing, one must ensure that balance is applied to it as well.

A 39-year-old Russian vegan influencer named Zhanna D’Art has reportedly passed away in Malaysia due to an extreme diet which she had practiced for years, where it consisted only of durian and jackfruit.

- Advertisements -

Ate durian and jackfruit for 7 years

Zhanna D’Art, whose real name is Zhanna Samsonova, made a name for herself as a vegan influencer where she shared numerous videos of her munching on raw foods on social media, reported New York Post.

- Advertisements -

One of her friends told Newsflash that the influencer had reportedly lived on a diet consisting of only durian and jackfruit for the past seven years.

Several others also noted that the extreme diet had taken a toll on Zhanna’s health and believe that it was the cause for her untimely death.

- Advertisements -

“You don’t need to be a doctor to understand where this will lead,” said one, while another observed, “Zhanna’s idle stagnation was causing her to melt before our eyes, but she believed everything was fine. Only her eyes, merry eyes, and gorgeous hair compensated for the dreadful sight of a body tortured by idiocy.”

Unfortunately, her declining health wasn’t enough to convince Zhanna otherwise, who claimed that she saw her “body and mind transform every day”.

Reportedly dies of starvation in M’sia

Months prior to her death, one of Zhanna’s friends said that she saw the former looking “exhausted” and had “swollen legs oozing lymph” while she was in Sri Lanka.

They sent her home to seek treatment. However, she ran away again. When I saw her in Phuket, I was horrified. 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.

On July 21, Zhanna passed away in Malaysia after she finally agreed to seek medical treatment, where the unofficial cause of death was starvation.

However, Zhanna’s mother believes her daughter had died due to “cholera-like infection” thanks to years of consuming fruits, seeds, and juices. The official cause of death still remains unknown.

According to Healthline, practicing a raw vegan diet, especially ill-prepared ones, has several health risks such as:

- Advertisements -
  • Weakened muscle and bones
  • Tooth decay
  • Infertility

If you’re looking to practice a raw vegan diet, please consult a health professional beforehand to see whether it’s suitable for you!


- Advertisements -

Weirdkaya | malaysian' daily dose of social media stories
For more stories like this, follow WeirdKaya on Facebook and Instagram!

We are hiring writers!
We are hiring writers!