Russia snake handler Arslan Valeev, live-streamed his own suicide after being bitten by a black mamba snake in an attempt to kill himself after his marriage broke down.
He first showed the viewers what looked like a bite wound on his hand and asked them to contact his ex-wife Ekaterina ‘Katya’ Pyatyzhkina.
The man, 31-year-old, is a blogger and also run a YouTube channel BobCat TV with his former partner. The snake handler visibly deteriorated on camera before walking off-screen where he collapsed.
Earlier he had stepped away from the stream and could be heard saying ‘ouch’ as the snake bit him.
Among all the viewers, only one viewer is believed to have called emergency services, which later arrived but were unable to save him.
The blog ran a snake YouTube channel with his former partner
He is reported to have died off camera after the live stream ended
While he still live streaming the suicide, his breathing becomes more rapid and his eyes begin to roll into the back of his head.
He tells his audience: ‘Pass on to Katya that I loved her very much,’ before moving his hand towards the camera.
‘Beautiful, isn’t it? Oh, damn, how it… Bye to everyone… I can’t believe it is happening to me…’
He later read out his wife’s contact number before adding:’I’m already dying. Farewell. I would be glad to see Katya. Damn, I’m shaking.’
Earlier this month, Arslan, who is from St Petersburg in Russia, publicly apologised after he allegedly beat Katya so badly she suffered a concussion after accusing her of cheating.
Arslan’s relationship with Ekaterina Pyatyzhkina broke down in the summer