After the Rich Piana’s accident last week, another tragedy has struck the bodybuilding world. According to several highly credible sources, we are incredibly sad to inform you bodybuilder Dallas McCarver has passed away at the age of only 26. The first information came from RXMuscle:
“According to several highly credible sources, we sadly report that Dallas McCarver passed away a few hours ago. We are awaiting further details (as they are mixed) but we can confirm that Dallas is no longer with us. Dave Palumbo will be live shortly to discuss this developing story. We are shocked and saddened by this and pass our immediate thoughts and condolences to Dallas McCarver’s family and loved ones.”
The 26-year-old bodybuilding superstar known to fans as ‘Big Country’ was actually found unconscious Monday evening at his home in Boca Raton by a friend shortly after speaking on the phone with his girlfriend WWE star Dana Brooke.
Brooke (born Ashley Mae Sebera), said the last thing McCarver told her was that he was going to cook dinner and said, ‘I love you. Goodbye.’
She said his cause of death is believed to be choking on food, and that she was told there were no signs of a suicide or a murder.
On Monday earlier McCarver had worked out in the gym and seemed to be doing just fine … no signs of any medical or health problem while hitting a chest press with 160 lbs dumbbells.
Could’ve been a little slower and better under control wth these 160s today… but sometimes you’ve just got to let the intensity flow. Great chest day with @josh_lenartowicz in @project_flex_fl #DragonsLair ! That damn @redcon1official #Silencer had me sweating like a whore in church boy! Whew!!!! #HotAsHell #LoveIt #DoTheHardSfuff #bigcountry #dallasmccarver #outgrowyourego #redcon1
Dallas McCarver was a highly talented, extremely respected, young bodybuilder. The 6’1″, 300-lb athlete began competing in the bodybuilding circuit when he was 21 and quickly started winning popular competitions. He placed first in the NPC Hub City Fitness Quest Junior Heavyweight category in 2011. Last year he placed 8th in the 2016 Mr. Olympia competition.
The FitnessAndPower team sends their thoughts and prayers to the McCarver family, McCarver’s girlfriend Dana Brooke, relatives and friends.