Neil Currey, a former Mr. Olympia competitor and elite bodybuilder, has died.
The death of the 34-year-old has sent shockwaves through the sports and bodybuilding community.
Milos Sarcev, Currey’s former trainer, announced his death on Instagram and originally noted that Curry died by suicide.
Sarcev’s initial post has since been edited and now makes no mention as to the cause of death.
The publication, Bodybuilding Digital Network Generation Iron, reported that Currey made his mark in the bodybuilding circuit at the 2017 World Championships — finishing fifth in his category: pro muscle.
Currey went on to compete “on some of the biggest stages in the sport,” according to the New York Post. Curry took gold at the 2022 New York Pro event, which made him eligible to compete in the 2022 Mr. Olympia competition just six years after turning pro.
The U.S. Sun reported that Currey finished 16th in the Classic Physique category in the 2022 Mr. Olympia competition.
RX Muscle of Bodybuilding News paid tribute to Currey, writing, “Stunned and beyond saddened by the tragic news that Neil Currey has passed away at the young age of 34. We pass our most sincere and deepest condolences to Neil’s family, friends, and to all of his fans around the world.”
Canadian bodybuilder Fouad Abiad wrote that Currey’s “work ethic was second to none and he had so much potential that was still untapped.”
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