Bodybuilding Champion Dies Suddenly at 34: ‘Absolutely Shocking’

World-renowned bodybuilding champion Neil Currey has died suddenly at just 34 years old, according to reports.

Currey’s former trainer, Milos Sarcev, announced on social media that he passed away on Monday.

The British bodybuilder was a Mr. Olympia hopeful who made his debut at the 2017 World Championships.

He competed in the International Federation of BodyBuilding and Fitness events.

Sarcev announced Currey’s death on his Instagram account.

He posted several photos of Currey working at competitions.

In the caption of the post, Sarcev wrote:

“Absolutely shocking, heartbreaking news – that my former athlete @neil_currey died today.

“My last/best memory of him was this smiling face after he won New York Pro and fulfilled his lifetime dream of qualifying for the Mr. Olympia.

“I am lost for words and filled with pain and sadness.

“My sincere condolences to his family, friends, and loved ones.

“RIP Neil and God bless your soul.”

According to the New York Post, Sarcev initially indicated Currey may have died by suicide.

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However, the post was later edited and makes no mention of suicide.

The cause of Currey’s death was unclear.

Currey earned his pro card after he finished first in one of the National Physique Committee Worldwide Amateur Olympia Italy competitions, according to Generation Iron Fitness Network.

As a classic physique competitor, he won gold at the New York Pro in 2022.

In Olympia last year, he finished 16th in the classic physique division.

He finished second in the 2021 Tampa Pro.

In the 2022 Pittsburgh Pro, Currey came in third place.

“Stunned and beyond saddened by the tragic news that Neil Currey has passed away at the young age of 34,” Rx Muscle wrote on Instagram.

“We pass our most sincere and deepest condolences to Neil’s family, friends, and to all of his fans around the world.”

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By Frank Bergman

Frank Bergman is a political/economic journalist living on the east coast. Aside from news reporting, Bergman also conducts interviews with researchers and material experts and investigates influential individuals and organizations in the sociopolitical world.

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