Brazilian bodybuilding sensation, Christian Figueiredo, has tragically died at the age of 29, following complications that arose during a liver surgery. The heartbreaking news was first brought to light by his wife, Vivi Torres, through an Instagram post earlier this week.
During the procedure, Figueiredo experienced a stroke which ultimately led to his untimely death. A close associate of the bodybuilder mentioned,
“The surgery was expected to be straightforward, yet unforeseen complications arose.”
Ricardo Alexandre Martins Correia, a fellow bodybuilder and friend of Figueiredo, was present at the hospital and provided insights into the events post-surgery.
“Chris needed a surgery but sadly had a stroke. They tried to prevent the bleeding from getting serious, hemorrhage, and then he had an unusual heart attack. The body went into shock. So this hemorrhage started when they tried to stop the bleeding from getting, from getting serious, he went into cardiac. So there was nothing that the doctors could do to resuscitate him. Really top-notch skilled team here. Strong doctors.”
Christian Figueiredo had recently achieved a significant milestone in his career by earning his Pro card in 2022 at the Musclecontest in Brazil. He was gearing up to showcase his remarkable physique, known for its impeccable conditioning and symmetry, in the IFBB.
Reflecting on the unpredictability of life, a close friend of Figueiredo remarked,
“Sadly, there are things beyond our control. It was simpler than mine. Life is like that. There are things out of our control. We lost a brother. A guy I’ll love forever.”
This tragedy serves as a somber reminder of the uncertainties in life and the bodybuilding world. As the news spreads, condolences and tributes pour in from all corners, remembering Christian Figueiredo and the legacy he leaves behind.