The causes of death for bodybuilders who died young (2017-2021)


 A number of high-profile bodybuilders died. One of the most notable was Rich Piana, who died at the age of 46. Piana was a well-known figure in the bodybuilding world and had a large social media following. He died from what was reported as a heart attack.


Other bodybuilders who died in 2020 include Dallas McCarver, also known as “Big Country”, who died at the age of 26, and Josh Bryant, who was just 30 years old. Both McCarver and Bryant were up-and-coming stars in the bodybuilding world and their deaths sent shockwaves through the community.


The causes of death for both Piana and McCarver were not immediately released, but it is believed that they may have been related to steroid use. This is something that has been linked to a number of deaths in the bodybuilding community in recent years.

One of the most common causes of death among young bodybuilders is drug abuse. Anabolic steroids human growth hormone and other performance-enhancing drugs are commonly used by bodybuilders in an effort to gain an edge on the competition. These drugs can lead to heart problems liver damage and other health issues. In addition, bodybuilders often have poor nutrition and don't get enough rest which can also lead to health problems.


There have been a number of bodybuilders who have died young. Some of the most notable include:


Rich Piana 

Piana died at the age of 46 on August 25, 2017. The cause of death was not immediately known, but Piana's girlfriend Chanel Jansen said that he had suffered from an infection for the past few weeks. Piana was one of the most popular bodybuilders in the world and his death sent shockwaves through the fitness community. He was known for his massive physique and his outgoing personality. Piana started lifting weights at the age of 11 and began competing in bodybuilding competitions at the age of 18. He quickly rose to prominence in the 1990s and became one of the most famous bodybuilders in the world. 



Dallas McCarver 

Dallas McCarver was an American professional bodybuilder. Dallas McCarver died on August 22, 2017, at the age of 26. The cause of death was not immediately known, but it is believed to be related to a choking incident. Dallas McCarver was one of the most promising young bodybuilders in the world and his death has sent shockwaves throughout the bodybuilding community.



Cedric McMacmillan 

Cedric McMacmillan was a professional bodybuilder who died on Apr 12, 2022, at the age of 36. McMacmillan was born in France and later moved to the United States, where he became a professional bodybuilder. He competed in several Mr. Olympia competitions and won the Arnold Classic in 2017. McMacmillan's cause of death has not been made public.



Novoa Mendez

Novoa Mendez was a bodybuilder who died at the age of 49. His death was caused by complications from a hernia. Mendez was originally from Cuba and had been living in the United States for several years. He was a well-known bodybuilder in the Cuban community and had won several titles. After his death, his family created a foundation in his memory to help other bodybuilders with medical expenses.



Aleksander Srdoc

Aleksander Srdoc a young bodybuilder from Croatia died on March 3rd, 2020 after suffering a heart attack. Srdoc had only been competing in bodybuilding for a few years but had already made a name for himself in the sport. His death has sent shockwaves through the bodybuilding community and has left many of his friends and fans devastated.



Shawn Rhoden

Shawn Rhoden, a professional bodybuilder, was found dead in his hotel room on Thursday, April 16. He was 45 years old. Rhoden won the Mr. Olympia title in 2018 and was considered one of the top competitors in the sport. His death is currently being investigated by the police, but no cause of death has been released.



George Peterson

George Peterson a 37-year-old man from the United States was found dead in his hotel room in Orlando on Sunday. The cause of death is not yet known but foul play is not suspected. Peterson was a popular figure in the bodybuilding world and won several competitions during his career. He was also known for his work as a trainer and coach helping many aspiring bodybuilders achieve their goals.




Baitollah Abbaspour

Baitollah Abbaspour, an Iranian bodybuilder, died on Monday after being in a coma for nearly two weeks. The 37-year-old had been competing in a bodybuilding contest in the United Arab Emirates when he suddenly collapsed onstage. He was rushed to the hospital where he was placed in a medically induced coma.

Abbaspour was diagnosed earlier this year with vasculitis -- a disease that causes changes in the walls of blood vessels that impede blood circulation and ultimately lead to organ and tissue damage.

Abbaspour's death highlights the dangers of extreme weight cutting and dehydration, which are often used by bodybuilders in order to make weight for competitions. These practices can lead to serious health complications and even death.


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