The bodybuilding community is mourning the loss of one of its own, Neil Currey, a former Mr. Olympia competitor who passed away at the age of 34. The news was shared by Milos Sarcev, Currey’s former trainer, on Instagram, expressing his shock and heartbreak over the sudden loss. The circumstances surrounding Currey’s death remain unclear, with initial reports suggesting suicide, although this has since been removed from Sarcev’s original Instagram post.
Currey’s journey in the bodybuilding world began in 2017 when he made his debut at the World Championships. His performance was impressive, securing him a fifth-place finish in the pro muscle category. This was just the beginning of a promising career that saw him compete on some of the most prestigious stages in the sport.
In 2022, Currey’s hard work and dedication paid off when he won at the New York Pro, a victory that earned him an invitation to the 2022 Mr. Olympia competition. This competition is considered the pinnacle of bodybuilding, having launched the career of legendary bodybuilder Arnold Schwarzenegger, who won the title seven times.
Despite being a newcomer, Currey held his own at the Mr. Olympia competition, finishing 16th in the Classic Physique category. His performance was a testament to his talent and potential in the sport.
News of Currey’s death has sent shockwaves through the bodybuilding community, with tributes pouring in on social media. RX Muscle, a leading source of bodybuilding news, expressed their sorrow on Instagram, extending their deepest condolences to Currey’s family, friends, and fans worldwide.
Canadian bodybuilder Fouad Abiad also paid tribute to Currey, praising his work ethic and untapped potential. His words echoed the sentiments of many in the bodybuilding community who saw Currey as a rising star with a bright future ahead.
Currey’s untimely death is a significant loss to the bodybuilding community, leaving a void that will be hard to fill. His legacy, however, will continue to inspire aspiring bodybuilders worldwide.