Quotepost by outlaw on another forum,
The passing of Gary Himing was an absolute tragedy.
Gary has been around the sport for a long, long time and any "old-school" Victorian bodybuilders would have seen him around the traps over the past 30yrs or so.
It would have to be over 10yrs since I have caught up with Gary and I was thrilled to see his name on the competitors list today.
Unfortunately Gary suffered a massive heat attack on stage and despite valiant efforts by IFBB staff and Paramedics for close to an hour at the venue, Gary passed away not long after being admitted to hospital.
It was the worst thing that I have ever seen at a bodybuilding show and I found it very distressing.
To everyone who did their best to revive Gary you have my eternal respect and appreciation.
I'm not sure who the little Asian girl was who was performing CPR but I do know that both her and Johnny Barlas worked their hearts out for Gary until the Paramedics arrived.
Tony Doherty was on the phone to the hospital for the entire time giving the little Asian girl and Johnny directions, but they were already doing what they were being instructed to do without needing to be told, so they gave Gary every chance to survive.
Nothing more could be done, he got the very best care possible.
I can't believe Gary has gone, but again my sincere thanks to everyone who did their best for him.
Thanks so much Johnny, your efforts were truly heroic and I felt embarrassed every time I thanked you as I found it hard not to keep crying.
You can't get much higher on my respect-o-meter mate, thanks again for trying so hard.
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