Doug Brignole, the widely known bodybuilding champion, passed away suddenly this Thursday. Read on to learn how did Doug Brignole die, what happened to him, and what was the cause of his death.
Tributes are flowing on social media platforms after news of Doug Brignole’s death got viral. Fans are shocked by the sudden death of the famous bodybuilding icon and fitness freak. The handsome man had a career spanning over four decades in the industry.
Who was Doug Brignole?
Doug Brignole was a widely popular American bodybuilder and fitness enthusiast. He was a former Mr. California and was known as Mr. American and Mr. Universe. Brignole was also a lecturer, author, fitness TV show host, personal trainer, and ex-Gym owner.
He start competitive bodybuilding in 1976 when he was just 16. His career spanned four decades in the bodybuilding industry. Brignole won numerous titles throughout his prolific career including AAU’s Mr. America and Mr. Universe in 1986.
Even in his 50s, the veteran continued competing in professional events and earned another Mr. Universe title 33 years after his first win. He later transitioned into fitness education and the study of biomechanics.
Brignole wrote and published two books- Million Dollar Muscle: A Historical And Sociological Perspective Of The Fitness Industry (2012) and The Physics of Resistance Exercise (2020). He was a highly venerated name in the industry.
Doug Brignole Death: Bodybuilder Dies Suddenly at 62
Doug Brignole died suddenly on Thursday, October 13, 2022. He was 62 years old and was about to turn 63 in a couple of months. The tragic news of Doug Brignole’s death was announced by bodybuilding promoter Joe Wheatley in a Facebook post.
“This one hurts really bad! May he rest in peace. Doug Brignole – 62 years old,” Wheatly wrote with a picture of Doug and tagging other names from the fitness industry.
Fans and friends are paying tribute to the late bodybuilder and two-time winner of the Mr. Universe title.
What was the cause of Doug Brignole’s death?
The exact cause of Doug Brignole’s death is unannounced at this time. Wheatley didn’t reveal the cause of his friend’s passing. We’re trying to reach out to the people close to him in an attempt to figure out the reason behind Doug Brignole’s death.
An anonymous report on social media platforms claims that Doug Brignole died after suffering a heart attack. However, this isn’t confirmed at this time and could only be speculation.
Doug Brignole Obituary: Funeral Arrangements and Tribute
Tributes have emerged celebrating the legacy of Doug Brignole and remembering him as a forever icon of fitness and bodybuilding. Several people from the industry have mourned the untimely loss of the champion alongside thousands of fans.
The funeral arrangements of Doug Brignole are pending at the time of writing. His family will announce the details soon. We’ll update this section later when more information is available.
Our deepest condolences go out to Doug Brignole’s family. May God let the departed soul rest in peace.