Bodybuilder Daniel Quattlebaum Passed Away after Succumbing to Injuries from Motorcycle Accident

NPC competitor Daniel Quattlebaum died in the hospital from injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident

Daniel Quattlebaum
Credit: Daniel Quattlebaum (via Instagram)

American bodybuilder Daniel Quattlebaum was involved in an accident while riding his motorcycle in South Carolina this past weekend. Fitness Volt first reported Quattlebaum succumbed to his injuries from the accident after receiving treatment in a hospital on Saturday, according to South Carolina Highway Patrol.

Daniel Quattlebaum was driving in Greenville County when he clashed with the rear of a sedan at 12:13 p.m. on May 26, per Troopers. He received treatment at the Greenville Memorial Hospital but eventually passed away within a day of the injuries. The driver of the car walked away from the incident with no injuries.

Quattlebaum first gained attention as an amateur bodybuilding standout early in his career. He presented a stellar package with impressive muscle mass, definition, a tight waist, and conditioning. He kicked off his career at the 2011 NPC Junior USA Championships and continued to work his way up the ranks.

The 50-year-old was at the height of his powers in the final stages of his run between 2019 and 2021. He dominated the competition at the 2019 NPC Victory Classic to score gold before adding another title in the 2021 edition of the show. Then, he made his way to the NPC Universe & NPC National Fitness Championship, where he won first place with a commanding performance. Following the show, he took to the sidelines with four wins under his belt.

Bodybuilder Daniel Quattlebaum passed away after succumbing to injuries from a motorcycle accident

Daniel Quattlebaum passed away in the hospital a day after picking up injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident. No further details about the injuries have been released.


The bodybuilding community has witnessed some shocking events in the last few years. IFBB Pro bodybuilder and former Arnold Classic champion Cedric McMillan passed away at 44 years old in April 2022. Despite facing many health challenges, McMillan was targeting a return to action but did not get the chance to do so. His lasting legacy continues to inspire the next generation.

Earlier this year, Women’s Physique competitor Amy Richardson passed away at 49 years old after contracting pneumonia and the flu while attending the 2022 Mr. Olympia last December.

It has been a tumultuous week for the bodybuilding community as it reels from the loss of another member. IFBB Pro bodybuilder ‘Mighty Mike’ Quinn was reported dead at the age of 61 by his sister, Kellie, following a lengthy battle with a long-term illness earlier this week. Quinn’s contributions to the Men’s Open division in the 1980s helped shape the way for its modern standing.

Quattlebaum is survived by his mother and his stepfather Deborah and William Lake and his siblings Benson, Peter, and Miriam. A memorial service was scheduled for today at 2:00 PM at Robinson Funeral Home Chapel at 1425 Powdersville Rd, Easley SC.

Middle Easy sends its heartfelt condolences and support to the friends and family of Daniel Quattlebaum during this time.

Published on May 31, 2023 at 5:08 pm
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