A VEGAN Instagram influencer is understood to have ”died of starvation” after eating nothing but tropical fruit.

Russian national Zhanna Samsonova, 39, was residing in South-East Asia and reportedly lived off of a raw vegan diet of “fruits, sunflower seed sprouts, fruit smoothies and juices” for four years.

According to friends, the influencer switched to a more restrictive diet in recent months, resulting in Samsonova seeking medical assistance.

Her mother Vera Samsonova said she had caught “cholera-like infection” just hours before she was due to fly home.

Zhanna’s family is waiting for a medical report and a death certificate to show her official cause of death.

Read our Zhanna D’Art death blog for the latest news and updates…

A VEGAN Instagram influencer is understood to have ”died of starvation” after eating nothing but tropical fruit.

Russian national Zhanna Samsonova, 39, was residing in South-East Asia and reportedly lived off of a raw vegan diet of “fruits, sunflower seed sprouts, fruit smoothies and juices” for four years.

According to friends, the influencer switched to a more restrictive diet in recent months, resulting in Samsonova seeking medical assistance.

Her mother Vera Samsonova said she had caught “cholera-like infection” just hours before she was due to fly home.

Zhanna’s family is waiting for a medical report and a death certificate to show her official cause of death.

Read our Zhanna D’Art death blog for the latest news and updates…   

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