Body builder’s heinous death shocks the world

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Valdir Segato died at only 55 years old

Valdir Segato, a Brazilian body builder with a huge following on social media (more than 1.5 million ‘followers’ on Tik Tok) who was famous for an extremely controversial practice he underwent to “inflate” his muscles, has died at the age of only 55: that involving the use of Synthol, a synthetic oil-based mixture and other chemicals that he injected into his muscles to increase their volume.

Dramatic is the account of his last moments: according to Brazilian media reports, Valdir Segato would have been struck by a respiratory crisis, and a call for help to those living near his home would have been to no avail. “It was about 6 a.m.,” recounted one of the body builder’s neighbors. “He came crawling and knocked several times on my mother’s window until she woke up and he asked her to help him because he felt he was going to die. Uselessly transported to the hospital, doctors could only pronounce him dead.

Segato, who had become famous in 2019 after an interview with the Daily Mail in which he defended the use of Synthol, had had numerous indications, from doctors, absolutely against the practice he underwent. Although the results of the autopsy have not been released, the use of Synthol would be linked to the respiratory crisis that led to his death, media in the South American country reported, citing expert opinion.

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