Christian Figueiredo died, What happened to the bodybuilder? Cause of death explained

Christian Figueiredo
Brazilian bodybuilder Christian Figueiredo passed away at 29.


Bodybuilder Christian Franco Figueiredo died this Monday, October 16, 2023. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Christian during this difficult time, and our heartfelt condolences to him. Here’s what we know everything about his cause of death.

Read on to know more about his death.

What happened to Christian Franco Figueiredo?

Christian Franco Figueiredo passed away suddenly leaving his friends and family in deep grief. The information was released by Viviane Torres, the athlete’s wife, at around 8:47 p.m.

Culturismo Italiano confirmed this devastating news on a social media statement that reads,

Bodybuilding SAD News

Sorry To write that but Christian Figueiredo ifbb. Pro has died. My condolences To his family And Friends. Vittorio also posted this sad news on social media saying,

“We’re saddened by the news of Brazilian bodybuilder Christian Figuereido, who reportedly passed away after complications from liver surgery. Christian has just earned his IFBB pro card this past July at Muscle Contest Brazil. @fisiculturismonewsonline was the first to report, and we have received confirmation from inside the Brazilian bodybuilding community.
We send our love to Christian’s family, friends, and to the bodybuilding community of Brazil.”

Who was Christian Figueiredo?

Christian Figueiredo was a rising Brazilian bodybuilder. The 29-year-old bodybuilder had earned his pro card (“professional card”; an honor that guarantees bodybuilders the right to compete in the professional league, the IFBB) months ago.

“Chris”, as he was known, was in the Open category (a division in which there is no weight limit, where the most muscular athletes are) and would debut in the Professional League in 2024.

Christian Figueiredo cause of death:

Christian cause of death has not been officially announced. However, on an Instagram post, his friends Fernando “Superman” and Ricardo Alexandre, “Rudeboy”, stated that, in the afternoon, they received news that a surgery the athlete was undergoing presented problems, which caused a stroke and hemorrhage.

Another source confirms that he passed away due to complications in a surgical process to remove a nodule in the liver. According to what was said, the athlete suffered a hemorrhage, followed by a heart attack and died.

Unfortunately, Chris died after complications from liver surgery. According to his friends, he underwent a “simple” surgery, but that “complications” worsened the condition and culminated in a heart attack inside the Hospital das Clínicas, in São Paulo. 

The wake will take place at 10:30 am next Tuesday (17) at the Valle Dos Reis Cemetery, which is located on the Régis Bittencourt highway nº5901, in Taboão da Serra (SP). The burial is scheduled for 2:30 p.m., in the same place.

“A Husband. Son. Brother. Athlete. A friend who left an incredible legacy”, commented the wife in a post on her social networks.

Tributes to Christian Figueiredo:

Matthew Aube posted,

Such a tragedy, my condolences to his family   !

Ed Palmer III commented,

Would have been great to see him on the World Stage. Will certainly be missed!!! Sending love & light to his family and friends!

Pioneer tweeted,

RIP Christian Figueiredo May he rest in peace.

Angelo Salvo commented,

Prayers for him and his family.

TV Culture tweeted,

Bodybuilder Christian Figueiredo dies at the age of 29.


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