Vegan influencer Zhanna “D’Art” Samsonova ‘dies of starvation’ after trying to live off an all fruit diet. Here’s what to know about her career and cause of death.
Zhanna Samsonova was a Russian raw plant-based chef, a vegan influencer, recipes developer, and food stylist.
She was well known on social media and had over 15,000 followers on Instagram alone.
The influencer was on a journey of living on a fruits only diet.
Per reports, she died following her attempt on July 21, 2023. Following her passing, many want to know moe about what she died of and her career. Read on for more.
What was Zhanna Samsonova’s cause of death?
The Russian national – born Zhanna Samsonova but known as Zhanna D’Art to her social media followers – died on July 21 in Malaysia while on a tour of south-eastern Asia, reports RTVI.
The vegan influencer is feared to have died of starvation after attempting to live on a fruit only diet.
Zhanna Samsonova, 39, previously told how she spent four years eating and drinking just fruits, sunflower seed sprouts, smoothies, and juices.
But friends say her diet had become worryingly restrictive in recent months.
One pal said: “A few months ago, in Sri Lanka, she already looked exhausted.
“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.”
Her mother Vera Samsonova said she had caught a “cholera-like infection” just hours before she was due to fly home.
Zhanna’s official cause of death has not been released yet, however.
The influencer was an active promoter of a raw food vegan and previously said: “I eat simple food, although I have a lot of experience as a raw food chef. I love creating my own recipes and inspiring people to eat healthier.
“For the last four years, my diet has been only fruits, sunflower seed sprouts, fruit smoothies and juices.
” I only got to this level after five years on a completely raw vegan diet.
“I see my body and mind transform every day. I love my new me, and never move on to the habits that I used to use.”
She also claimed to look younger than her friends thanks to her diet.
Zhanna said: “I feel very sad when I see most of my peers.
“Because of junk food, they look much older than their age.”
Zhanna’s family is waiting for a medical report and a death certificate to show her official cause of death.