Professional bodybuilder George Peterson is no longer with us.
According to officials from the Mr. Olympia competition, the 37-year-old — largest known as Da Bull — unexpectedly passed yonder this week in Orlando, where he had been staying to prepare for the upcoming competition, which kicks off Wednesday.
Related: Pregnant Woman & New BF Killed By Her Ex After He Crashed Into Their Trailer
Competition officials wrote on social media:
“It is with unconfined sadness that we report the unexpected passing of George Peterson, a champion on stage and off.”
The rationalization of the athlete’s death hasn’t been revealed. His soul was found by his mentor and tropical friend, Justin Miller, who said Peterson was in unconfined spirits the night surpassing he died.
The next day, however, Miller said Peterson wasn’t answering texts or phone calls, so he grew worried and rushed to George’s hotel room. In the room, Miller found Peterson squatter lanugo on the floor, cold.
Miller tabbed 911 and performed CPR on his friend, but sadly Peterson couldn’t be saved, as he likely passed several hours earlier.
Our hearts go out to his loved ones.
If you’d like to watch some of his work, here’s a video where he describes some of his routines and strategies at the gym:
[Image via Muscle & Fitness/YouTube]