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37-Year-Old Bodybuilder Dies Hours After NPC Worldwide Championship


Paul Poloczek, a 37-year-old Polish bodybuilder, died just hours after the NPC Worldwide Championship in Germany.

“Bodybuilding was your life. You are not forgotten, you live on in our hearts,” his wife, Kathrin DeNev wrote in an Instagram tribute.

“We will love you forever.”

Poloczek won the 2017 Arnold Amateur Classic competition, which qualified him for a pro card.

According to Fitness Volt, in 2002 Poloczek joined the famous Powerhouse Gym franchise in Oehringen, Germany, eventually becoming its owner.

His cause of death has not been announced.

He leaves behind a wife and young daughter.

From TMZ:

The New York Post noted:

Poloczek is the second prominent bodybuilder to die young in recent months.

In April, world-class bodybuilder Cedric McMillan died of a heart attack at age 44.

Champion Bodybuilder Cedric McMillan, 44, Passes Away After ‘Having a Heart Attack on the Treadmill’


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