Doug Brignole Passed Away At The Age Of 62

Doug Brignole, a well-known bodybuilder and fitness author, died on October 13 at the age of 62. The news was shared widely on social media, and bodybuilding promoter Joe Wheatley paid homage to him, writing:

“This one hurts a lot!” May his soul rest in peace. 62-year-old Doug Brignole.”

Brignole was prepared to make a guest appearance at the AAU Mr. Universe competition, which was set to take place on October 22 in Las Vegas. He was well-known for his involvement in the Amateur Athletic Union and the National Amateur Bodybuilding Association.

Doug Brignole cause of death

All those who have been involved in the bodybuilding scene for a long time were shocked by Doug Brignole’s death. While the cause of death has not been established as of yet, there have been unsubstantiated allegations that he died of a heart attack. Brignole was a well-known figure, although he did not have a Wikipedia article. There is no extensive information about his medical history accessible online, thus it is uncertain whether he was suffering from any serious illnesses for a long period.

Doug Brignole

Doug Brignole started competing when he was 16 years old.

Doug Brignole was a well-known competitor, fitness guru, author, and public speaker. During his 40-year career, he won various bodybuilding championships, including AAU Mr. America (medium tall class) in 1982 and AAU Mr. Universe in 1986. (light heavyweight division). His triumph in 1986 was his second big win after winning Mr. America four years before.

He wrote several magazine pieces and co-wrote Million Dollar Muscle, a university sociology book. Ten Ph.D. academics and three orthopedic doctors approved his most recent work, The Physics of Resistance Exercise. The Physics of Resistance Exercise discussed how to undertake high-volume resistance training in a safe and effective manner. His goal was to assist gymgoers to prevent exercise-related ailments, and the book showcased his entire expertise and comprehension of physics and biomechanics.

Doug Brignole

Brignole even arranged seminars in nations such as Japan, Mexico, Chile, Brazil, and Norway. He began competing at the age of 16, and he was a member of the Amateur Athletic Union and the National Amateur Bodybuilding Association. He was active on Instagram, where he had around 15,000 followers. His postings primarily showed him at various events and displayed his power.

Twitter users pay tribute

Throughout his career as a winner of many bodybuilding competitions and public appearances, Doug Brignole earned the admiration of many. When word of his death spread, Twitter was inundated with tributes:

Brignole never shared anything about his personal life, and it’s unclear if he was married or dating anybody. Details regarding his profession and educational background are yet to be published.

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