An unnamed Swiss woman in her early 50's has died after attempting to live on only rays of sunlight, starving herself in a concept also known as breatharianism.
According to Newspaper Tages Anzeiger, The woman whose name has not been released has died of starvation while attempting a radical way of living, after seeing the method in an Austrian documentary about an Indian guru who claims to have lived this way for 70 years.
The woman apparently prepared for the process by reading a book by Australian breatharian Ellen Greve, who goes by the name Jasmuheen, reports Australia's Herald Sun.
The woman reportedly did not eat or drink anything for over a week, even refusing to swallow her own saliva. Authorities confirmed in the Swiss state of Aargau on Wednesday that the died in January of 2011 and coroners have labelled official cause of death as Starvation. Newstrack India reports that excerpts from her diary showed she was refusing to eat or drink in the belief it would 'spiritually cleanse' her body and 'recharge her both physically and mentally.'