Laith Abdallah Algaz, more commonly known as Leo Rex of the YouTube channel Leo and Longevity, was found dead in his apartment in Pattaya, Thailand.
The Colorado native and social media influencer promoted his unique blend of diet, exercise, mental conditioning, bodybuilding and nicotine to help people extend and live their best life.
His YouTube channel passed the 100,000 subscriber milestone last February and now boasts more than 123,000 subscribers. HITC news described the content on his channel as “typically…non-conventional” and focused on how people could “improve their mental and physical well-being.”
According to the Daily Mail, Charles Anthony alerted authorities on Jan 30 of a possible problem after multiple unsuccessful attempts to contact his friend Leo Rex.
As of Feb 1, authorities had not disclosed a cause of death, but officials have noted that Rex’s apartment was “unusually messy” and that the YouTuber appeared to have “multiple facial injuries.”
According to Medico Topics, Police Chief Kunlachart Kunlachai reported that the bedroom and bathroom “appeared to have been plundered and the room appeared to be messy.” He also noted that “blood was also discovered on the bedroom floor.”
An official investigation into the death is ongoing. Authorities have urged the public “not to jump to any conclusions until a complete examination has been done.”
Rex was not a medical professional — each of his videos included the following disclaimer: “Leo Rex is not a medical doctor. Always consult with a licensed medical professional before making changes to your lifestyle, diet or medications.”
Rex was 34 at the time of his death. Some followers have posted tributes under the Instagram announcement of his death.
One follower wrote: “Rip Leo, thank you for the knowledge you gifted us over the years. You will be missed.”
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