The bodybuilder Paul Poloczek died at the ages of 37 just hours after competing in the NPC Worldwide Championship in Germany
He who was born in Poland but live most of his life in Germany.
The cause of death has not been not been announced
Poloczek was originally a football player but fell in love with bodybuilding as a teenager and joined the famous Powerhouse Gym franchise in Oehringen in Germany in 2002, before later becoming its owner. He won his first Junior Championship bodybuilding competition aged 17 and later finished second in the German Championships in the Super-Heavyweight division in 2012.
He later won the Arnold Classic amateur tournament in 2017 which allowed him to go professional.
His death comes a month after fellow bodybuilder Stacey Cummings died unexpectedly aged 31.
In April, world-class bodybuilder Cedric McMillan died of a heart attack at age 44.
The bodybuilder Poloczek leaves behind a wife and younger daughter
His wife Kathrin DeNev said in a tribute on her Instagram:
‘Bodybuilding was your life. You are not forgotten, you live on in our hearts.
‘We will love you forever.’
She added in a later post: ‘I will do everything to keep your dream alive. Love you.’