Shaun Davis, the former Mr Universe bodybuilder, passed away at the age of 57, according to a close friend, check out his death reason
Shaun Davis, a former Mr. Universe bodybuilder, passed away at the age of 57. Before being crowned Mr. Universe in 1996, he had won several titles in his bodybuilding career, including Mr. Britain and Mr. Europe, according to Metro.
Ex-Mr Universe bodybuilder Shaun Davis death reason, bio, age, wife, family and net worth
At the height of his Mr. Universe glory, Mr. Davis, who was from Derbyshire in east England, weighed an incredible 334 pounds (151 kg), earning him the moniker “Dinosaur.” However, he was forced to abandon his career early due to a number of health challenges, including kidney problems.
Shaun Davis (15 April 1966 – November/December 2023) was a British bodybuilder who was Mr. Universe in 1996. He is also Mr. UK,Mr. Britain,Mr. Europe and Mr. Pro Universe. His career ended after kidney failure and a transplant and he campaigned for others to sign up for organ… pic.twitter.com/MRvvWcBC8K
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Former “Mr. Universe” Shaun Davis has died at 57-years-old. pic.twitter.com/niq6jDEhG8
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Remarkably, he underwent three weeks of dialysis before obtaining a kidney transplant in 2009, following three years of waiting. Struggling with health concerns, he had encouraged Britons to register as organ donors following his experience with renal failure. “It hammers it home, since the transplant, that more and more people are desperate for kidneys,” Mr. Davis was quoted as saying in a 2009 interview.
The bodybuilder is survived by his partner Helen Burrows and their daughter.
His death’s precise cause is still unknown
Following the heartbreaking news, he received a lot of social media tributes. Kuldeep Bhardwaj, a close friend of his, posted on Facebook, saying, “I just learned with great sadness that my friend Shaun Davis passed away from Helen Burrows.” It devastates me. May you rest in peace, dear friend. During your incredible bodybuilding years and after, you were a great inspiration, starting from the day I met you at school. Your smile and laughter will be missed.”
“RIP Shaun Davis, a very well-known and respected gentleman who most definitely put Long Eaton on the map,” local councillor Richard McRae stated in remembrance of the deceased. When he won the Mr. Universe title in 1996, the man known by the nickname “Dinosaur” was at the pinnacle of his abilities. In addition, he won Mr. UK, Mr. Britain, Mr. Europe, and Mr. Pro Universe during his illustrious bodybuilding career.
Pro-bodybuilder Christian Figueiredo of Brazil passed away
Christian Figueiredo, a Brazilian bodybuilder, passed away at the age of 29 from a stroke that occurred during liver surgery. Vivi Torres, Figueiredo’s wife, posted the heartbreaking news on social media. The couple’s 11th anniversary was going to be celebrated.
Torres shared a video of herself and her late spouse and said she was finding it difficult to look at her husband’s memories. Bodybuilder Ricardo Alexandre Martins Correia was beside Figueiredo at the hospital.
Figueiredo has been training for the International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness in 2024, having obtained his pro bodybuilding card only a year before.