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    IGF-1 Sale!
    It was released on MD and Kevin Levrone's page today that legend Nasser El Son Baty died today after having health related issues for some time.

    Although there have been multiple reports of his death in 2005 and 2010, it appears this time that it is actually true

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    That's sad! I remember all his health related issues! I liked his geeky yet beastly look!
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    R.I.P big man........

    Duvall and now Nasser, not good for our sport
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    Yea he kind of looked a high school chemistry teacher with the glasses until he got to the gym and started slinging iron. He certainly wasn't your typical BB, off seaon weight well over 300 lbs with abs and spoke several languages. Pretty unique athlete IMO.
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    Damn...

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    Wow.....

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    I saw this, but didn't know if it was actually true. This is so sad. Sometimes this stuff makes me worry about using gear, but certainly pro use is so much more extensive than the average bber or strength athlete.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fstr03svtcobra View Post
    I saw this, but didn't know if it was actually true. This is so sad. Sometimes this stuff makes me worry about using gear, but certainly pro use is so much more extensive than the average bber or strength athlete.
    Yeah bro big big difference usually! But still it gives ya pause like you said!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Presser View Post
    Yeah bro big big difference usually! But still it gives ya pause like you said!
    I think if you make sure that the basics are covered such as healthy blood sugar, rbc count, and keeping cholesterol in check then you take care of most things. It would be nice if we had a thread where we discussed things like this.

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    well , i think he is still a live cause he is not in the states for a while , he moved back to Egypt and here is a video for him working out in cairo 3 weeks ago
    Training with the Legend Nasser El-Sonbaty.. - YouTube

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    Attachment 13272

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    that photo was taken also 2 - 3 weeks ago in cairo

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    so i guess i will have to check if it's on the news or something as he is pretty famous here and will keep you updated

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    another pic was taken 16.03 and he looks fine to me , so far nothing in the news .

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    well it's confirmed now

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    It does make you stop and think....., BB is still relatively a new sport (1960s) so no real concrete studies on the effects of long tome use and stacking different agents. For being looked at as a healthy sport / lifestyle this gives the sport a black eye. I know we all think we're responsible enough and know what we're doing (playing doctor) but it does make one stop and think about what might the future hold health wise.

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    r.i.p big guy
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    does anyone know how he died? what was the cause?

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    does anyone know how he died? what was the cause?

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    does anyone know how he died? what was the cause?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dorian123 View Post
    does anyone know how he died? what was the cause?

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    does anyone know how he died? what was the cause?

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    does anyone know how he died? what was the cause?
    im curious to but I'm sure health related like the heart


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    Quote Originally Posted by Presser View Post
    im curious to but I'm sure health related like the heart
    i read it was kidney failure
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    The post is made by Bigbobs from the Getbig forum.



    We don't have an official cause of his death. He took a nap and did not wake up. As Muslims we bury the dead as soon as possible, often even if it means not investigating the cause.

    From among the whole world's population who lived while I was alive, Nasser single-handedly was by far the most inspirational person I knew of. Eventually we became close friends, and I did not view him so much as the pro bodybuilder anymore but someone I consider myself very lucky to have been friends with.

    A few of my better memories of Nasser:

    1) I wrote him a fan-letter in 1996, he wrote back a lengthy letter and included in 8x10. I met him for the first time three years later in 1999 at a photo-signing. I gave him my first name to address the photo to and casually mentioned that I wrote him three years ago. He then asked from what city? When I told him the name of the city he asked me "Raja?" (my last name). I was astounded that of the tens of thousands of fans he met he would have remembered the name of a teen who wrote him three years ago. Many others had similar instances of Nasser remembering their name at various photo signings and wrote to Flex magazine about it. A few years ago I asked him how he remembered my name? He said he obviously did not remember all names, but whenever he'd come across what he felt was a touching letter or fan he made it a point to remember them, even though he knew he would probably not see or hear from the person again.

    2) During a calamity I was facing a 4/5 years ago Nasser was extremely supportive. He literally called me every 4 hours or so to see how I was doing and how I was handling things. He would tell me to call him any time I needed to talk to someone, even if it was at 3-4 am during his sleep he would wake up to call me or answer my call.

    3) The second of the three times I visited him in SD was with my wife on 2010 NYE. Since I was travelling with my wife I would be often doing the touristy things in SD and having lone-time with her. For that reason I booked a rental car so that I would not be depending on Nasser for rides everywhere. Our flight was to LA and I booked a rental car to drive to SD the evening we arrived and to drive back a week later. When I told him I had booked a rental car he insisted I cancel it and that he would drive from SD to LA and back to pick me us up from the airport - a 6 hour round drive, followed by another 6 hours upon our return. I told him no it's alright, and he kept asking me to cancel it, saying that after the flight we'll feel tired and not in the mood to drive during the busy NYE streets, and that he would drive us anywhere we wanted to go during the week in SD as well. I kept the rental car, but his generosity in insisting several times that I cancel it was very flattering.

    I could go on and on but I just wanted to share a few of my experiences with him.

    And yes his dogs are being taken care of well by someone close to him in San Diego.

    Sherief was at his funeral in Egypt. Why did Nasser go to Egypt? I believe God wanted Sherief to get to know him before his time was up.

    Sherief is a Egyptian member from Getbig forum, like Bigbobs.
    Nasser went to Egypt to train with Sherief.
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    Very sad.. RIP

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    i wonder if it's been long enough that we are going to start seeing some of them dying off now do to the health consiquences?

    it's always going to be something heart or kidney related (they are very connected in the body workings) imo when its a "bigger" person
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    Quote Originally Posted by csuperman View Post
    i wonder if it's been long enough that we are going to start seeing some of them dying off now do to the health consiquences?

    it's always going to be something heart or kidney related (they are very connected in the body workings) imo when its a "bigger" person
    yeah maybe? hopefully not but either way its sad, a lot of us grew up with these guys in the mags and such!


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    I wouldn't jump to conclusions about the cause of his death. People die everyday who never touched a drug.

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    Wow- he was my idol when I started- I saw him in San Diego at World Gym.
    Very nice man- very humble.
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    Everyone had nice things to say about him..I never met him, but my bodybuilding beginnings in the 1990's included him...He looks like a friendly guy.

    Actually 90% or more of the IFBB guys seem really down to Earth and friendly..Same goes for Worlds Strongest Men..I have met all the guys from 1995 and newer and they are the nicest people in the world. The only Pro BBer I commonly hear everyone trash is Lee Priest. I'm not sure why, I have never met him, but he always gets a bad rap..I wonder if it's true?

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    Quote Originally Posted by WesleyInman View Post
    Everyone had nice things to say about him..I never met him, but my bodybuilding beginnings in the 1990's included him...He looks like a friendly guy.

    Actually 90% or more of the IFBB guys seem really down to Earth and friendly..Same goes for Worlds Strongest Men..I have met all the guys from 1995 and newer and they are the nicest people in the world. The only Pro BBer I commonly hear everyone trash is Lee Priest. I'm not sure why, I have never met him, but he always gets a bad rap..I wonder if it's true?
    Lee is actually a cool guy. I have talked to him on the VPX forums before and he was very helpful. I think he takes a lot of crap for "lying" about his drug use. I put in quotes because he says that he cycles and only uses a little deca and primo, but anyone who actually knows anything about bbing knows that he doesn't mean this. I think the guys that are really assholes are the ones who take their dosages and cut them in half because that is very misleading, yet still a little believable. Lee is also very upfront about how pros eat too. He doesn't feed his fans the eat chicken and rice all day bs. He says in some of his videos about how since the cameras are here I'm going to eat clean, but after they are off I'll have a burger and milkshake.

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    I too have met Lee a few times and always a nice guy. He actually came out to my grand opening with Monica Brant and didnt bring an ego with him...took his time and talked to guys / girls......but yes his use of gear has to be astronomical since he used to blow up, shrink up...off season he was almost unrecognizable....he's one on the older bb guys who might be high on the "death pool of bodybuilding"

    One of the biggest asshole out there used to be...probably still is was Marvelous Melvin who we all saw in action early last week one utube.......

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    Damn man. I know its not an actual high percentage of actual bodybuilders that die early, but it seems like a lot of well known guys pass away early
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    I still have mags with him in them. Crazy. RIP Nasser

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    R.I.P,
    He was my 2nd fav. Him and dorian. I had more pics of Nasser than anyone in my basement.
    He def was intelligent and should have won Olympia at least once. He told things like it was, no BS guy.
    Sucks!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Dude View Post
    Damn man. I know its not an actual high percentage of actual bodybuilders that die early, but it seems like a lot of well known guys pass away early
    I think your right, its just that they are well known, which makes it seem as though its a higher number of deaths i think. And how the hell did this thread get over 17k views in a week,lol, That says a lot about Nasser !!


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