Influencer dies after social media users tell her to drink pesticide quickly

An influencer tragically died after drinking pesticide during a livestream, foreign media reports.

Luo Xiao Mao Mao Zi, 25, from China, was rushed to hospital last Thursday, October 14, after ingesting the substance.

She was pronounced dead the next day, her family confirmed with Chinese outlet The Paper.

In her final video on social media platform Douyin, Lou told more than 670,000 followers: "This is probably my last video as I have been suffering from depression for a long time."

She said she had been in hospital for over two months.

Lou also insisted: "This livestreaming video is never an advertisement for selling products.”

She took out a bottle of pesticide, with some encouraging her to “drink it quickly”, The Global Times reports.

One person claiming to be Luo’s friend said she had wanted to get her ex-boyfriend’s attention, and that she had not planned to take her own life.

The victim reportedly called the ambulance herself after drinking the substance.

Luo published 38 videos, most of which were about fashion.

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In June, a social media influencer live-streamed his own suicide after allegedly attacking his girlfriend with an axe.

Angel Hernandez Grado, 28, was accused of tying his partner up, sexually assaulting her, strangling her and striking her with the weapon,the San Diego Union-Tribune reported.

His alleged victim suffered two broken ribs, swelling to her face, and bruises all over her body and was told he would kill her if she called thepolice.

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The race car enthusiast, known by his screen name S2K Wya, led officers on a chase throughCalifornia.

Grado, holding a gun to his head, eventually exited his vehicle and recorded his final moments on anInstagramLive to his 50,000 followers.

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