Russian snake expert Arslan Valeev live streamed his snake bite suicide because he was jealous of his wife’s lover, the widow claimed. Last month Valeev filmed himself as he allowed his black mama to bite him. The reptile delivered a deadly dose of venom, leading Valeev to die moments after he begged viewers to get in contact with his wife, Ekaterina “Katya” Pyatyzhkina, so he could say goodbye.

Pyatyzhkina responded to her late husband’s death for the first time Thursday, saying she rushed to the hospital but it was too late. “I loved him very much. I cannot for now comprehend what happened,” she said, according to The Sun Thursday.

Pyatyzhkina did not watch the video of Valeev’s death. “I still did not watch this last broadcast,” she said. “I just cannot make myself do this.”

When the couple was together they had a famous YouTube channel in Russia where they featured snakes, cats and other animals. They channel amassed hundreds of thousands of followers.

“I got a call from our subscribers after Arslan gave my phone number and they said he had been bitten by a snake,” she said. “I rushed to his house, but Arslan had been taken to hospital already.” His parents were the ones who found him outside and rushed him to the hospital, The Sun noted.

Pyatyzhkina clarified they were estranged, not divorced. “We had disagreements, but we were still husband and wife,” she said. “We saw each other a few hours before this horror.”

Valeev’s father blames Pyatyzhkina for his son’s death, saying poisonous snakes were in the house because of her. His mother, Darikha Nurkushova, did not put blame on her daughter-in-law.

“Katya is not guilty,” she told reporters, according to The Sun. “We just need to care for Katya now. She is like a daughter for me.”

“I got the daughter, having lost my son,” she continued. “They created this collection together. They survived together so much. I do not know how Katya is enduring all this. They loved each other.”

In his final video, Valeev expressed jealousy over Pyatyzhkina’s new lover. The couple split after Valeev accused her of cheating and allegedly beat her and left her with a concussion.

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“I see that everything has passed for you, a new life began with someone you have long been close to,” Valeev said in his apology Sept. 21. “There were no betrayals, we had no sex since July, we parted even earlier. They started to date at the end of July and I believe Katya about this.”

He added: “I cannot describe the shock that I experience every day when I wake up in this new world without someone I have lost and deserved to lose, who I was with a couple of seconds ago in a dream.”

In the video, he did not film the snake biting him, but he was heard yelling, “Ouch.”

He raised his fingers to show blood streaming from where he had been bitten. “Pass on to Katya that I loved her very much,” he said. “Beautiful, isn't it? Oh, damn, how it. Bye to everyone. I can't believe it is happening to me.”

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