Video Blogger Arslan Valeev, 31, from St Petersburg, Russia is a well known snake expert.
He and his wife, Ekaterina ‘Katya’ Pyatyzhkina were famous for running several Youtube channels about snakes and their pet bobcats, with hundreds of thousands of followers.
People close to the couple said that on August 4, Arslan had accused Katya of cheating on him.
Later, it was reported that he beat her and she suffered concussion.
Arslan publicly apologized for what he did to her on September 21, also saying that their sexual relationship ended in July.
But, Katya already filed divorce for the domestic violence and the court favored her. She is now in a new relationship.
In a disturbing video that Arslan posted via Livestream, he pleaded with viewers to call his ex-wife as he was visibly deteriorating and his limbs became numb.
The actual snake bite and moment of death were not shown, but the vlogger – who is also a former zoo employee managed to allow viewers to see the snake bite on his hand.
Apparently, he let his pet black mamba bite his hand.
At the end of the footage, he can be seen getting up from his chair and staggered off the camera, possibly towards the nearest bathroom.
He died soon afterwards.
A friend later posted online, claiming he had not intended to take his own life, but that it had been a mistake.
‘Turning on the camera, as normal, he went to get a snake out of the terrarium to move it into a plastic container used for broadcasts. In the process of doing this the snake bit him.
Meanwhile, his ex-wife has not yet commented on the viral video.