Buff dad who ‘thought Covid didn’t exist’ dies after catching it in Turkey

A fitness influencer who thought Covid-19 didn't exist has died at the age of 33.

Dad-of-three Dmitriy Stuzhuk had recorded a video from hospital after catching the virus on a trip to Turkey.

His heartbroken ex-wife Sofia Stuzhuk, 25, later announced he had died after the virus triggered heart complications.

Dmitriy woke up in Turkey with a swollen neck and breathing difficulties, he said.

The Ukrainian posted to his one million online fans: “I want to share how I got sick and to strongly warn everyone.

“I was one who thought that Covid does not exist…

“Until I got sick.”

He told them: “COVID-19 IS NOT A SHORT-LIVED DISEASE! And it is heavy.”

When he was back in Ukraine, he tested positive and was hospitalised, the Sun reports.

“The hospital is completely filled with people, some of them being treated in corridors,” he posted.

He showed how he needed an oxygen apparatus for breathing.

After eight days he was permitted to leave his ward rather than remain in the overcrowded Kyiv hospital.

But after a few hours he was rushed back to hospital where Sofia said he was soon in a “grave condition” and “unconscious”.

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Sofia – who has five million followers – posted as he struggled for life: “Dima (Dmitriy) had problems with his cardiovascular system…

”His heart is not coping…”

Doctors tried to restart his heart but Sofia later announced his death.

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

They split six months ago after she complained of “constant betrayal, cursing, showdown and stress” but recently said they were back on good terms.

She posted: “Only warm memories remain, three beautiful kids and valuable experience.

“God, it is so terrible to realise that he is not with us anymore…"Buff influencer who 'thought Covid didn't exist' dies after catching it on Turkey holiday

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