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Bodybuilder Justyn Vicky dies after trying to lift 460Ib weight in horror 'freak accident'

Bodybuilder Justyn Vicky dies after trying to lift 460Ib weight in horror 'freak accident'

Bodybuilder and fitness guru Justyn Vicky has died at the age of 33

Bodybuilder and fitness influencer Justyn Vicky has died after being involved in a freak work-out accident.

The 33-year-old was strength training at The Paradise Bali gym in Sanur on 15 July when he attempted to squat-press 460lb (210kg).

Following the tragic accident, Vicky was rushed to a local hospital with a broken neck and critical compression of vital nerves connecting to his heart and lungs.

He was rushed into theatre where surgeons performed an emergency operation, but despite their best efforts, the fitness influencer died shortly after.

Vicky, who is originally from Indonesia, was trying to extend his legs when the heavy bar weighed down on his shoulders meaning he was struggling to stand upright.

Justyn Vicky died in a tragic accident on July 15.
Instagram/@justynvickybali_island

A spotter who stood behind him was unable to assist as he fell to the ground and the stacked barbell fell onto the back of his neck.

Since his tragic passing was confirmed, many of Vicky's nearest and dearest have flocked to social media to pay their respects.

Gede Sutarya, a close friend of Vicky, said: "Vicky was a good person, polite, and sociable. He always shared knowledge about the gym. He also advised friends at the gym to be cautious and not exceed their capabilities during training.

"Only we ourselves can measure our own abilities. May Mas Vicky rest peacefully in the embrace of God and find a worthy place."

Another friend described the fitness guru as a 'good person, polite and sociable," before adding: "He always shared knowledge about the gym. He also advised friends at the gym to be cautious and not exceed their capabilities during training.

"Only we ourselves can measure our own abilities. May Mas Vicky rest peacefully in the embrace of God and find a worthy place."

The influencer pictured just days before the accident.
Instagram/@justynvickybali_island

The Paradise Bali gym, where the tragedy happened, also expressed their condolences on social media, writing: "To our dear Justyn, your impact on our lives is immeasurable."

The post continued: "Your legacy will live on through the countless lives you've touched, the transformations you've inspired, and the love and passion you infused into every moment we spent together.

"Rest peacefully, dear friend. You will forever remain in our hearts."

Unfortunately, Vicky is not the only bodybuilder influencer to have died unexpectedly in recent months.

German fitness influencer Joesthetics - real name Jo Linder - passed away last month at the age of 30.

His girlfriend announced the tragic news on social media, confirming he passed away by aneurysm.

Featured Image Credit: Instagram/@justynvickybali_island

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