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The 33-year-old Ukrainian fitness Instagram influencer who believed Covid didn't exist is dying of coronavirus


A fitness influencer who believed Covid didn't exist has died aged just 33 after contracting the virus on a trip to Turkey.

Dmitriy Stuzhuk was released from hospital in his native Ukraine, but was sent back and quickly deteriorated.

To his one million subscribers, he seemed super fit as he promoted exercise and healthy living.

But his ex-wife and mother of his three children, Sofia Stuzhuk, 25, who announced his death, said the coronavirus had caused heart complications.

Believing Covid did not exist, fitness influencer Dmitriy Stuzhuk has died aged just 33 after contracting the virus while traveling to Turkey

His ex-wife and mother of his three children, Sofia Stuzhuk (pictured together), 25, who announced his death, said the coronavirus had caused heart complications

His ex-wife and mother of his three children, Sofia Stuzhuk (pictured together), 25, who announced his death, said the coronavirus had caused heart complications

To his one million subscribers, he seemed super fit as he promoted exercise and healthy living

To his one million subscribers, he seemed super fit as he promoted exercise and healthy living

They split six months ago after complaining of "constant betrayal, swearing, showdown and stress", but recently said they were back on good terms

They split six months ago after complaining of "constant betrayal, swearing, showdown and stress", but recently said they were back on good terms

After he got sick, he wrote to his fans: “I want to share how I got sick and give everyone a strong warning.

"I was one who thought Covid didn't exist … Until I got sick."

He told them: “COVID-19 IS NOT A LIVING DISEASE! And it's hard. & # 39;

He woke up in Turkey with a swollen neck and difficulty breathing, he said.

Back in Ukraine, he tested positive and was hospitalized.

"The hospital is full of people, some of whom are treated in corridors," he wrote.

The couple had three children, David, Lola and Olivia. The youngest is only nine months old

The couple had three children, David, Lola and Olivia. The youngest is only nine months old

After he got sick, he wrote to his fans: "I want to share how I got sick and give everyone a strong warning."

After he got sick, he wrote to his fans: "I want to share how I got sick and give everyone a strong warning."

Sofia is also an influencer with more than five million followers on Instagram, where she regularly posts racy snaps

Sofia is also an influencer with more than five million followers on Instagram, where she regularly posts racy snaps

He showed how he needed an oxygen machine to breathe.

After eight days, he was allowed to leave his ward instead of staying in a crowded hospital in Kiev.

"At home, as they say, the walls heal – my condition is stable."

But after a few hours he was taken back to the hospital, where Sofia said he would soon be in "severe condition" and "unconscious".

Sofia – who has five million followers – wrote in the fight for life: & # 39; Dima (Dmitriy) had problems with his cardiovascular system …

After eight days, he was allowed to leave his ward instead of staying in a crowded Kiev hospital

After eight days, he was allowed to leave his ward instead of staying in a crowded hospital in Kiev

But after a few hours he was taken back to the hospital, where Sofia said he would soon be in "severe condition" and "passed out".

But after a few hours he was taken back to the hospital, where Sofia said he would soon be in "severe condition" and "unconscious".

"His heart is not right …"

He suffered a clinical death, but medics restarted his heart.

She wrote: “His condition is extremely serious. Nobody can do anything with it.

“I did everything to ensure that the father of my three children lived. But now nothing depends on me … & # 39;

Then Sofia, heartbroken, announced his death.

Sofia wrote: "All that remains are warm memories, three beautiful children and valuable experiences."

Sofia wrote: "All that remains are warm memories, three beautiful children and valuable experiences."

He suffered a clinical death, but medics restarted his heart when they tried unsuccessfully to save him

He suffered a clinical death, but medics restarted his heart when they tried unsuccessfully to save him

The couple had three children, David, Lola and Olivia. The youngest is only nine months old.

They split six months ago after complaining of "constant betrayal, swearing, showdown and stress", but recently said they were back on good terms.

She wrote: “All that remains are warm memories, three beautiful children and valuable experiences.

"God, it is so terrible to realize that he is no longer with us …"

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