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Bodybuilder Dallas McCarver dies aged 26 in Florida

  • Champion bodybuilder Dallas McCarver, 26, died on Monday at his Florida home
  • He was found unconscious by a friend shortly after speaking with his girlfriend, WWE star Dana Brooke, on the phone
  • She said he told her he was going to cook dinner before hanging up with 'I love you. Goodbye.'
  • Brooke said his cause of death is believed to be choking and that she was told there were no signs of foul play 

By Regina F. Graham For Dailymail.com

Published: 14:18 EDT, 22 August 2017 | Updated: 14:44 EDT, 22 August 2017

Champion bodybuilder Dallas McCarver has died after he apparently choked on his food at home in Florida.

The 26-yer-old  bodybuilding superstar known to fans as 'Big Country' was found unconscious Monday evening by a friend shortly after speaking on the phone with his girlfriend WWE star Dana Brooke, TMZ reported.

Brooke, whose real name is 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 foul play. 

Champion bodybuilder Dallas McCarver (left in March) has died after he apparently choked on his food at home in Florida
Champion bodybuilder Dallas McCarver (left in March) has died after he apparently choked on his food at home in Florida

Champion bodybuilder Dallas McCarver (left in March) has died after he apparently choked on his food at home in Florida

In addition, she said it does not appear that the 26-year-old tried to harm himself.   

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. 

Back in March McCarver suffered a health scare when he collapsed onstage at the 2017 Arnold Classic Australia. 

 


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