Bodybuilding is a dangerous sport. It pushes competitors to the limit, creating a culture that demands peak performance no matter what the cost. Tragically, many professional bodybuilders have taken it too far, abusing drugs and building freakish bodies. Many have also paid the ultimate price and lost their lives. Here are the 25 Most Unfortunate Bodybuilding Tragedies.
As a multiple NPC heavyweight competitor, Scott Klein grew increasingly big to compete. Sadly, at the age of 30, he passed away due to kidney failure. He died much too young and is remembered and missed by family and friends.
Bodybuilder, fitness model, and actor Greg Plitt was shooting a video on train tracks for his website when the unthinkable happened. Misjudging the situation, Plitt tried to flee an oncoming train, but tripped, and was hit.
Originally from Boston, Mike Matarazzo moved to California to become a bodybuilder. He competed in many heavyweight bodybuilding competitions over his lifetime. Unfortunately, in his 40’s, he had consistent heart problems and eventually died from a heart attack from clogged arteries. Matarazzo believed his heart problems were due to his steroid use.
Hamid Ali had a dream of becoming a South Asia Bodybuilding Champion. Tragically, his dream was cut short when he suffered from cardiac arrest. The Pakistan Bodybuilding Federation president stated this was the second time a bodybuilder passed away in those circumstances and called for anti-doping measures.
Weighing over 400 pounds, Trevor Smith never competed in a bodybuilding championship but helped others along the way. Tragically, he passed away from a heart attack at the young age of 30.
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