Woman Starves To Death On Sunlight-Only Diet

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A Swiss woman starved herself to death after embarking on a spiritual diet that required her to stop eating or drinking and live off sunlight alone.

Not the smartest decision she ever made.

NY Daily News is reporting that the woman, in her 50s, decided to follow the radical fast in 2010 after seeing an Austrian documentary about an Indian guru who claims to have lived off only sunlight alone for 70 years. Sounds like someone may have been fibbing a bit.

There have been similar cases of self-starvation in Germany, Britain, and Australia.

The woman died in January of 2011 in the town of Wolfhalden in eastern Switzerland. Authorities haven’t opened a criminal investigation over the woman’s death.

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