Food blogger ‘Fatty Goes To Africa’ is stabbed to death ‘by rival’ during livestream from Kathmandu market
- Chinese victim, named as Gan, was stabbed from behind ‘by a rival blogger’
- Gan – also known as Fatty Goes to Africa – was livestreaming in a market in Nepal
- The suspect held a grudge against Gan over multiple unresolved debts
A street food blogger known as ‘Fatty Goes To Africa’ was stabbed to death while he was livestreaming from a market in Nepal’s capital Kathmandu.
The 20-year-old Chinese victim, named as Gan in local media, was reportedly attacked by a rival blogger in the city on 4 December.
Gan was livestreaming from the busy food market and talking to his friends when he was stabbed in broad daylight.
The suspect, Feng Zhengyung in local media, a 37-year-old Chinese, is also an Internet celebrity named ‘Ayun’ who lives in Nepal and is believed to have held a grudge against his rival food blogger.
Shocking video shows Gan speaking to the camera while walking along a street when he was attacked from behind.
Video shows foodblogger Gan – or Fatty Goes to Africa – speaking to the camera (left) while walking along a street when he was attacked from behind. He is also shown, right, in an undated picture
The suspect, Feng Zhengyung, 37, poses in undated photo. He is suspected of stabbing Li Chuzan, 32, and Gan Soujiong, 29, in Kathmandu
Gan appears to drop his phone during the attack as the screen goes black, but his piercing screams can still be heard.
Gan used his social media platform to introduce the food and culture of foreign countries to followers and has nearly five million fans in China.
He had attracted many people to watch by sharing his daily life in Africa.
But the popular blogger will most likely be remembered for live-streaming the attack which led to his tragic death.
Gan was stabbed in the chest and abdomen in the middle of the street and died later that night after rescue efforts failed.
The suspect, Feng Zhengyung in local media, a 37-year-old Chinese, is also an Internet celebrity named ‘Ayun’ who lives in Nepal.
On the day of the attack, Gan did a live broadcast, as usual, and was accompanied by two friends.
Gan used his social media platform to introduce the food and culture of foreign countries to followers and has nearly five million fans in China. He is pictured in happier times
He was stabbed in the chest and abdomen in the middle of the street and died later that night after rescue efforts failed. The suspect is also an Internet celebrity named ‘Ayun’ who lives in Nepal (right)
Just as the group of people were walking, talking and laughing, there was a scream in front of the camera, followed by Gan being stabbed and seriously injured.
The violent shaking and loud screaming interrupted the broadcast, and the screen suddenly went black.
Another third-person video shows Gan sitting on the ground covered in blood while another person — believed to be Feng — can be heard swearing at him in Chinese.
Half-lying on the ground, Gan can be seen clutching his stomach to observe the injury in the abdomen and gesturing for a phone, presumably signalling to onlookers to call for emergency services.
He was later taken to hospital but was declared dead.
Feng had reportedly also stabbed one of Gan’s friends, who suffered multiple injuries and was also sent to hospital to be treated.
The suspect was reportedly taken into police custody.
According to preliminary reports, Feng held a grudge against Gan after multiple disputes and unresolved debts.
The investigation is currently ongoing.