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YouTuber who claimed vegan diet cured her cancer and homosexuality dies of cancer

Mari Lopez claimed her vegan and religious lifestyle stopped her from being lesbian

By Fabio Crispim

A Youtuber who claimed her vegan diet had cured her homosexuality and cancer has died. 

Mari Lopez, who ran a YouTube channel called ‘Liz & Mari’ with over 10,000 subscribers, has passed away following a long battle with cancer, her niece confirmed.

According to Babe, Lopez and niece Liz Johnson made a series of videos which suggested that a raw vegan diet, lemon and ginger juice and Christian faith cured her cancer. 

Lopez also claimed her vegan and religious lifestyle stopped her from being lesbian. She told viewers: “I was healed by God and faith and used to live a gay lifestyle.” 

Johnson announced on Sunday (February 18) that her aunt had succumbed to cancer in December after it returned. Following her death, several of their videos were deleted or had their names changed.

Meanwhile, Johnson has blamed her aunt’s death on her mother, who convinced Lopez to eat meat and start radiotherapy and chemotherapy treatment.

Speaking to Babe, Johnson said: “She was following a raw vegan style [diet]. My family is not familiar with that style of living… What happened was, as Mari was living with my mum, my mum started to tell her that she needed to eat meat now.”

“She said it was ok to use things that she didn’t want to use. My aunt was very against the microwave because of cancer-causing issues with that, and my mum would cook her things using the microwave.

“I feel like that’s what caused the issues. That’s where the inconsistencies were. She was telling people in her videos that people needed to eat this way, but at the same time she was having her own struggle.” 

Johnson revealed that she still believes in the diet they had promoted and remained faithful to it even when Lopez’s cancer returned.

During that time, Lopez had asked Johnson to take the videos down but she refused, calling the experience a “test of faith”. Johnson also claimed the results of her aunt’s treatment would have been different if she had remained on her vegan diet.