19 October 2020 02:32
Dmitriy Stuzhuk, 33, warned his followers Covid-19 was 'not a short-lived disease' before he died (Picture: @stuzhuk_dmitriy/Instagram) A fitness influencer who thought the coronavirus pandemic was a hoax has died with Covid-19 at age 33. Dmitriy Stuzhuk urged his one million Instagram followers to take the crisis seriously before he passed away this week. The dad-of-three told his fans: 'I want to share how I got sick and to strongly warn everyone. 'COVID-19 IS NOT A SHORT-LIVED DISEASE! Visit our live blog for the latest updates Coronavirus news live The former coronavirus denier caught the virus during a trip to Turkey and tested positive in hospital when he returned to his native Ukraine.
He was discharged after eight days but was rushed back into hospital hours later when his condition rapidly deteriorated. Ex-wife Sofia, 25, said he was unconscious and his condition was 'extremely grave' after the virus triggered heart complications. Coronavirus triggered heart problems for the fitness influencer (Picture: @stuzhuk_dmitriy/Instagram) Dmitriy with former partner Sofia (Picture: @stuzhuk_dmitriy/Instagram) The former coronavirus denier leaves behind three children (Picture: @stuzhuk_dmitriy/Instagram) She wrote: 'Dima (Dmitriy) had problems with his cardiovascular system. A 'heartbroken' Sofia later announced his death, saying: 'Only warm memories remain, three beautiful kids and valuable experience.' Dmitriy shared three young children with his ex, who he separated from six months ago. After his death, Sofia said: 'Only warm memories remain, three beautiful kids and valuable experience.
Dimitry Stuzhuk had over 1.1 million followers and he tested positive for the virus after a recent trip to Turkey and was subsequently admitted to a hospital. The father of three kids came back from Turkey and told his followers that he believed COVID-19 should be taken seriously. He wrote on his Instagram, "I thought that there was no Covid, until I got sick". The body-building enthusiast was hospitilised for eight days and was allowed for home treatment on October 15. Thirty-three-year-old Ukrainian fitness influencer, Dmitriy Stuzhuk, who once told his followers on social media that there was no Covid-19 has died from the virus which causes the coronavirus disease.
His ex-wife Sofia confirmed the news of Stuzhuk's death on her Instagram profile. After Stuzhuk was rushed back to the hospital, Sofia said he was in a "grave condition" and unconscious. She told her followers that he had "problems with his cardiovascular system... No-one can do anything with this," Sky News reported. She later announced his death, saying, "Dima is no longer with us. Stuzhuk had shared his experience with his 1.1 million followers on his Instagram handle on October 15. He wrote, "I also thought that there was no Covid… Until I got sick". "COVID-19 DISEASE IS NOT EPHEME (short-lived)! Stuzhuk developed breathing problems and stomach-ache while he was in Turkey. After returning from Turkey, he tested positive for Covid-19 and was subsequently admitted to a hospital. After eight days of hospitalisation, the body-building enthusiast was allowed for home treatment on October 15. Get our daily coronavirus email newsletter with all the news you need to know direct to your inbox Sign up Thank you for subscribing We have more newsletters Show me See our privacy notice Invalid Email The heartbroken ex of an Instagram influencer "who thought Covid does not exist" and later died says she begged him to take his health seriously. Fitness coach Dmitriy Stuzhuk, aged just 33, shared updates with his one million followers after he contracted coronavirus, even posing for photos as he received oxygen in hospital. The dad-of-three had been discharged from hospital in his native Ukraine but was rushed back just hours later and his condition rapidly deteriorated. In a heartbreaking tribute, his former wife and fellow Instagram influencer Sofia Stuzhuk, 25, told her five million fans: "God, I'm so sad that you didn't listen to me about your health." (Image: Sofia Stuzhuk/Dima Stuzhuk/Instagram) Dmitriy is said to have contracted Covid-19 during a trip to Turkey. After becoming ill, he wrote to his fans: "I want to share how I got sick and to strongly warn everyone. He told them: "COVID-19 IS NOT A SHORT-LIVED DISEASE! To his one million followers on social media, he appeared to be in perfect health as he promoted sports and healthy living. But Sofia, who announced his death, said Covid-19 had triggered heart complications. She posted a series of photos of the couple and their children during their six years together before they split earlier this year. The fitness model suggested that she had begged Dmitriy to take his health seriously. She wrote: "God, I'm so sad that you didn't listen to me about your health. "But we always respected each other's choices. Sofia admitted there were "many problems" but their relationship "gave us so much". She wrote: "We have lived and experienced so much with you. "You taught me so much. Sofia wrote that the pair met when she was 19 and Dmitriy was supportive of her career and "loved me as best he could". Dmitriy had woken in Turkey with a swollen neck and breathing difficulties, he said in an earlier post to his fans. But after a few hours he was rushed back to hospital where Sofia said he was soon in a "grave condition" and "unconscious". Sofia wrote online as he struggled for life: "Dima (Dmitriy) had problems with his cardiovascular system. He suffered clinical death but medics restarted his heart. Sofia added: "His state is extremely grave. "I did everything I could so the father of my three children lives. Then "heartbroken" Sofia announced his death. The couple split six months ago after she complained of "constant betrayal, cursing, showdown and stress" but recently said they were back on good terms. She wrote: "Only warm memories remain, three beautiful kids and valuable experience. The heartbroken ex-wife of an Instagram influencer who died of coronavirus after earlier admitting he'd denied its existence has revealed she begged him to take his health seriously. Dmitriy Stuzhuk, 33, of Ukraine caught the virus during a recent trip to Turkey. The diagnosis triggered heart complications which proved to be fatal, his ex-wife said. Sofia Stuzhuk, 25, shared the news alongside a series of photos of the couple with their children to her 5.2 million Instagram followers. "God, I am so sad that you didn't listen to me about your health," she wrote. "But we always respected each other's choices. The pair, who share three children, split about six months ago, after six years together. Sofia Stuzhuk shared the news in a post to her 5.2 million Instagram followers. Stuzhuk admitted the pair "didn't have a good relationship", but said it "gave us so much". "You taught me so much. "I will remain grateful to you for the rest of my life for our three beautiful children. 'I thought that COVID does not exist' To his one million followers, Stuzhuk said he had not believed in the virus until he tested positive and felt it firsthand. "I want to share how I got sick and to strongly warn everyone," he said on Instagram. Dmitriy Stuzhuk, 33. He spent eight days in hospital before being discharged and subsequently rushed back in when his condition deteriorated.