Bodybuilder George Peterson has reportedly died at the age of 37, and just a day before he was due to take part in a competition in Orlando, Florida.
Olympia LLC said: “It is with great sadness that we report the unexpected passing of George Peterson, a champion on stage and off.”
“Our condolences go out to his family and all who respected and admired one of the kindest men we have ever known.”
Although there has been no announcement on the cause of death, bodybuilding website Generation Iron alleged that Peterson’s coach found the bodybuilder lying face down in his hotel room in Orlando.
Chest compressions were performed by the coach while waiting for 911, before hotel security reportedly took over and tried CPR.
It was reported that ambulance staffers believed Peterson had died hours earlier.