Doug Brignole, a well-known fitness author and bodybuilder, passed suddenly on October 13 at the age of 62. Several sources on social media broke the news, and bodybuilding promoter Joe Wheatley paid him respect by writing:
“This one hurts really bad! May he rest in peace. Doug Brignole – 62 years old.”
Brignole was getting ready to make a special appearance at the AAU Mr Universe contest, which was going to take place on October 22 in Las Vegas. He gained notoriety for his involvement in the National Amateur Bodybuilding Association and Amateur Athletic Union.
Doug Brignole’s cause of death
All of those who had been a member of the bodybuilding community for a long time were shocked by Doug Brignole’s passing. Although the reason for his death has not been made public to this point, there have been unconfirmed claims that he had a heart attack and died as a result.
Despite being a well-known figure, Brignole did not have a Wikipedia page. It is uncertain if he had any serious health problems for a long time because there is no extensive information about his medical history online.
Doug Brignole started competing when he was 16 years old.
Doug Brignole was a well-known author, public speaker, fitness instructor, and competitive bodybuilder. He won multiple bodybuilding championships throughout his 40-year career, including the 1982 AAU Mr America (medium tall division) and the 1986 AAU Mr Universe (light heavyweight division).
His victory in 1986 marked his second major triumph after winning the Mr America competition four years earlier. He co-authored the academic sociology book Million Dollar Muscle and other magazine articles. Ten PhD academics and three orthopaedic doctors have approved his most recent work, The Physics of Resistance Exercise.
The Physics of Resistance Exercise discussed effective methods for safely performing high-volume resistance training. In addition to highlighting his general knowledge and comprehension of physics and biomechanics, his goal was to assist gym-goers in preventing exercise-related ailments.
Brignole even conducted seminars around the US as well as other nations including Norway, Chile, Mexico, Japan, and Mexico. He joined the Amateur Athletic Union and the National Amateur Bodybuilding Association when he was 16 and began competing. He has about 15,000 followers and was active on Instagram. Most of his posts showed him attending various events and showcasing his physical prowess.
Twitter users pay tribute
Throughout his career, Doug Brignole earned the admiration of many people by winning different bodybuilding championships and making public appearances. When news of his passing spread, Twitter was inundated with tributes:
Brignole never disclosed any information regarding his private life, therefore it is unknown if he was married or in a relationship. His professional history and academic qualifications have not yet been fully disclosed.