BODYBUILDING star John Meadows has died “unexpectedly” at the age of 49.
Meadows, a professional bodybuilder and trailer based in Ohio died “peacefully” at home on Sunday, according to people close to the situation.
It has been claimed that the weight lifting superstar died of a pulmonary embolism, according to US Day News.
A Facebook post announcing his death reads: “Dear Friends and Family, I am posting this on behalf of Mary. This morning John passed away unexpectedly and peacefully in their home. As you can imagine, this is a complete shock to her and the boys. She will update as soon as she can.”
Meadows – known as ‘Mountain Dog’ is survived by his wife Mary and their two twin sons Jonathan and Alexander.
In a recent interview, John described his wife’s pivotal role in helping him live with a rare colon disease called Idiopathic Myointimal Hyperplasia of the Mesenteric Veins. The condition was believed to have contributed to a blood clot that left him hospitalised in 2020.
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