Coachbuilder Paul Poloczek dies aged 37; Won Arnold Classic Amateur in 2017 | Launderer’s report
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Professional bodybuilder Paul Poloczek has died aged 37.
According TMZ SportsPoloczek’s death was announced by his partner, Katherin DeNev, in a social media post: “Bodybuilding was your life. You are not forgotten, you live in our hearts. We will love you forever. . .. I love you baby .”
Poloczek, who was born in Poland, had been a professional bodybuilder since 2017 after winning the Arnold Classic Amateur competition.
By Ryan Glasspiegel of the New York TimesPoloczek died just hours after competing in the NPC Worldwide Championship bodybuilding event in Germany.
Derek Dufour from Generation Iron reported that Poloczek moved to Germany at the age of four and grew up playing football before becoming interested in bodybuilding at the age of 16.
Poloczek joined Powerhouse Gym in 2002 and won his first junior bodybuilding championship after turning 17.
Dufour added that Poloczek took a break from bodybuilding after 2018 but returned to active competition in 2021.
Poloczek’s death comes less than two months after bodybuilding star Cedric McMillan died aged 44 in April.
McMillan, who earned multiple top-10 finishes at the Mr. Olympia competition and won the 2017 Arnold Classic, is believed to have died after suffering a heart attack while working out on a treadmill.
No cause of death has been announced for Poloczek.