The best-known bodybuilders who were killed after contracting cancer were Tony Robbins, a British businessman and bodybuilder who died in 2006, and Tony Hsieh, a Taiwanese doctor who died of a heart attack in 1995.
Robbins, who was also a bodybuilder and entrepreneur, died in New York City in 2007.
Hsiee died of an acute coronary syndrome in New Jersey in 2006.
Robbins’ bodybuilder bodyguard, John Lee Hancock, was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 1992.
Hancock died of cancer in 2006 in Los Angeles, California.
In an interview with the BBC, Hancock said that he was unaware of his condition at the time of his death and was in shock.
“I’m sorry, but I’ve never had a prostate cancer diagnosis,” he said.
“When I’m in my mid-70s, I think I should have had a checkup and that I had prostate cancer.”
The bodies of other prominent bodybuilders have also been linked to cancer.
In 2009, the New York Times reported that bodybuilder Mark Karpeles had prostate Cancer, the most common type of cancer among the American public.
In addition to the news of cancer deaths, the Times also reported that Karpen had a heart condition and was on chemotherapy for prostate cancer.
Karpeneus, who has a tattoo on his left arm that reads “You Are The Best”, died of prostate cancer last year.
His brother, Mark, told the New Yorker in 2013 that Karspenes had never been diagnosed with cancer.
“We didn’t know how to treat it,” he told the magazine.
“It’s just like the disease.
It’s not an illness.
It can’t be treated.
It was just something that had to be dealt with.”
A spokesman for Karspe’s personal physician, Dr. Frank G. Karspies, told Business Insider in 2016 that Karpe had had a pacemaker implanted in his left leg.
In 2016, Karspriec’s former partner, Karpela, told People magazine that Kraspe had suffered from a chronic lung condition, which could have contributed to his death.