- May 27, 2010
Andreas Munzer was an Australian bodybuilder and ofcourse he was a huge fan of Arnold Schwarzenegger. I mean, who isn't?
Andreas Munzer died a very early death at only 31! Sadly he actually died on his 31'st birthday. Ardnold Schwarzenegger sent a wreath to Münzer's funeral in Styria, with the message: "A last greeting to a friend."
Here is a bit more on his death. I got this from Wikipedia:
While competing, Andreas Munzer used a variety of ergogenic aids, including large amounts of potassium-sparing diuretics which possibly lead to his death in 1996.
After months of stomach pain, Münzer was admitted to hospital on the morning of March 12, 1996. By 7pm, doctors had decided to operate to stop bleeding from his stomach, but his liver and kidneys failed shortly afterwards. His condition by this point was too severe for a blood transfusion, and he died on the morning of March 14, the same day as his 31st birthday. The autopsy gave the cause of death as dystrophic multiple organ failure.
Some of the specific autopsy findings were an extremely muscular physique with an almost complete absence of subcutaneous fat, a liver that contained numerous table tennis ball-sized tumors (with half the liver consisting simply of a crumbly mass that was similar to polystyrene), shriveled testes, and cardiac hypertrophy (Münzer's heart weighed 636g; a normal man's heart usually weighs 300–350g).
Münzer's electrolytes were also out of balance, and his potassium levels were extremely high. Traces of about 20 different drugs were found, along with acute toxicity (perhaps caused by a stimulant).
Check out these bodybuilding stats from Andreas Munzer! Incredible!
Weight: 239 lbs (108 kg)
Arms: 21 inch (53 cm)
Chest: 58 inch (147 cm
Andreas Munzer Bodybuilding Competition history
1986 European Amateur Championships MiddleWeight 6th
1987 World Amateur Championships Light-HeavyWeight 3rd
1988 World Amateur Championships Light-HeavyWeight 3rd
1989 Mr. Olympia 13th
1989 World Games HeavyWeight 1st
1990 Arnold Classic 3rd
1990 Grand Prix Germany 3rd
1990 Mr. Olympia 9th
1991 Arnold Classic 9th
1991 Ironman Pro Invitational 3rd
1991 Mr. Olympia Did not place
1991 Pittsburgh Pro Invitational 4th
1993 Arnold Classic 7th
1993 Grand Prix Germany 2nd
1993 Grand Prix Germany 4th
1993 Night of Champions 2nd
1993 Mr. Olympia 9th
1994 Arnold Classic 5th
1994 Grand Prix France 8th
1994 Grand Prix Germany 5th
1994 Mr. Olympia 9th
1995 Arnold Classic 4th
1996 Arnold Classic 6th
1996 San Jose Pro Invitational 7th