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Fitness Influencer, 23, Dies After Falling into a Ravine While Creating Content

"Tzane” Janelidze died after falling into a ravine while filming social media content in Italy

<p>Giorgi Janelidze/Instagram</p> Fitness influencer, Giorgi Janelidze, dies after falling into ravine.

Giorgi Janelidze/Instagram

Fitness influencer, Giorgi Janelidze, dies after falling into ravine.

Fitness influencer Giorgi “Tzane” Janelidze died on Wednesday after falling into a ravine while filming social media content in Italy.

According to Greek media outlet Ethnos, the accident took place during the 23-year-old's visit to Roghudi Vecchio, Calabria, an ancient mountain village abandoned in the 1970s due to a severe flood. While standing on a balcony without a railing, he slipped and fell into the ravine.

Despite the efforts of firefighters who rushed to the scene, they were unable to save him. Helicopters were eventually called in to retrieve his body due to the depth of the ravine. From there, his body was transported to the town of Saline Joniche, where it was handed over to authorities.

Janelidze's friend, Chris Kogias, who accompanied him on the trip, confirmed news of the death to the outlet.

“Tzane is no longer with us,” Kogias, who is also a social media influencer, said. “He left us yesterday afternoon during the trip we made to Italy. Please pray with us for his soul to rest in peace.”

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<p>Giorgi Janelidze/Instagram</p> Fitness influencer, Giorgi Janelidze, dies after falling into ravine.

Giorgi Janelidze/Instagram

Fitness influencer, Giorgi Janelidze, dies after falling into ravine.

Janelidze, who was born in Georgia but lived in Greece, has over 100,000 followers on Instagram. In his most recent post, he shared with his followers a video of him holding a bag of his protein powder, which he co-founded with fellow influencer “Dream Greek.”

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“The most beautiful person inside and out, the biggest adventure I’ve ever had with someone,” Janelidze’s girlfriend, Elena Margariti, wrote in a since-expired Instagram Story post, per the New York Post. “With my man, my whole life.”

She continued, “Many dreams, a home together, through our difficulties, through our joys, and we made it, us against all odds. So unfairly, so early. I love you so much. We will meet again. My Tzitsi.”

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