One of the fitness community’s own has passed away. According to The Daily Mail, bodybuilder Justyn Vicky died recently in a tragic and brutal “freak” accident while working out at The Paradise gym in Sanur, Indonesia. The clip of the incident went viral on Twitter and social media users have begun to pay tribute to the 33-year-old influencer. Here’s what we know thus far:
What was the cause of Justyn Vicky’s death?
According to The Daily Mail, the young fitness coach Justyn Vicky passed away after a barbell weighing more than 450 pounds fell on his neck while training at his local gym in Indonesia. The outlet reports that the influencer was performing squat presses with the assistance of a spotter when the bar reportedly slipped forward onto his neck. He was subsequently transported to the hospital, where he underwent emergency surgery but unfortunately was found beyond saving and died.
Trigger Warning : Screenshots of Justyn Vicky’s death video below
“Justyn was a friend, and a source of unwavering support. His warm smile and genuine interest in our lives made us feel seen and valued. He celebrated our triumphs, listened to our struggles, and reminded us that we were never alone in our journey towards better health and well-being.”Paradise Bali’s tribute to Justyn Vicky
What are some of the tributes presented to Justyn Vicky after his passing?
Soon after learning of the unfortunate tragedy, Paradise Bali paid their respect to Justyn and touched upon the influence he made on the fitness industry. “Justyn was more than just a fitness expert; he was a beacon of inspiration, motivation, and unwavering support,” a message posted by the gym on Instagram read. “His infectious energy and genuine passion for helping others transform their lives touched us deeply. Through countless workouts, words of encouragement, and compassionate guidance, he became an irreplaceable part of our fitness journeys and our gym family.”
The touching message ended with, “To our dear Justyn, your impact on our lives is immeasurable. Your legacy will live on through the countless lives you’ve touched, the transformations you’ve inspired, and the love and passion you infused into every moment we spent together.” The influencer’s friends and family were quick to leave loving and heartbreaking comments under this beautiful post, with one user writing, “He was always full of positive vibes and make me to stay motivated. I’ll never forget his impact on my fitness journey. It’s a tough loss, but we’ll keep his spirit alive.”