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Famous Athlete Dies, He Was Only 26

A famous athlete has passed away under tragic and unexpected circumstances.

Dallas McCarver was a hulking bodybuilder that had rocketed to fame on the professional circuit. He already racked up two back-to-back wins in the 2017 season, and he was the favorite heading into the Arnold Classic Australia. As Muscle Insider shares, racking up more titles was on hold for awhile, as McCarver frighteningly collapsed on stage during pre-judging.

As Muscle Insider shares, he was on stage when he tumbled over. The site of such a massive man tumbling down must have been a jarring experience for those in attendance, and social media was abuzz with questions about his health. His coach, Chad Nichols, hopped on to share an update.

“This morning he labored to expand his lungs and take a full breath without having a coughing fit and was limited in what he could do. But, when we talked midday - he said he was feeling great - so we made the decision to go ahead and go to the show. That was a bad call on my part and I'll have to deal with that,” he wrote in part. “The good news is that Dallas is feeling much better now - but we both agreed it's time to call it a day and look at another battle down the road - just not worth his health. I've got to tell you - I've never seen a kid fight and want to compete like this kid. He's something special and the industry needs to recognize that! But today - we are more concerned about getting him rested and fully recuperated.”

McCarver would also post on social media to thank well-wishers - and deliver a pointed message to critics.

“I just want to take a moment and say thank you to each and every person who's sent me a positive message, comment, post, text, or even approached me with support and positivity in person! It makes me so happy to see all of the love and support within our industry,” he wrote. “I see now more than ever we truly are a family and for the most part in this together! Minus a select bitter few that try to ruin it for us all with their insecurities and need to push down others in order to make themselves feel relevant or superior in some twisted weird way.”

While there were concerns that there was something seriously wrong with McCarver, some users felt the need to play the speculation game and take potshots at him. That’s wrong on more levels than can possibly be mentioned. Thankfully, McCarver kept his spirits up, and it sounded like he’d be just fine with some much-needed rest.

“We all have nothing but respect for the work and pain every competitor goes through for this 'sport' or lifestyle or whatever you want to call it. It's been a tough few weeks for me, I've made a lot of mistakes this year/ prep and I'm continuing to learn from them, but I'm a firm believer that there is always a larger plan we don't see,” he added. “So while it may hurt now, I can't help but believe I'll laugh at all of this in the years to come.”

Tragically, after making it through that ordeal, TMZ has reported that McCarver passed away after choking on food while home alone.

Source: Muscle Insider, TMZ
Photo: Opposing Views

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