Lynn Lingenfelder, Body of Work film star passed away at 56

Lynn Lingenfelter, body of film star passed away

Lynn Lingenfelter, Body for Life Champion, personal trainer, and inspirational speaker passed away. Let’s see how did Lynn die and his cause of death in detail.

How did Lynn Lingenfelter die?

Lynn Lingenfelter, the film star, who acted in the Body of Work, passed away at the age of 56. Bill Phillips Transformation announced this sad news on social media and the statement reads,

Lynn Lingenfelder, Inspirational hero, Body of Work film star, fitness champion, father, son, brother, faithful Christian, and friend to everyone, has passed away.

Lynn will be forever remembered by the hundreds of thousands of people from all walks of life who were deeply touched and uplifted by his epic transformation from tragedy to triumph. Lynn lived a life that was not easy.

Through his incredible inner strength, faith, and persistence, Lynn overcame great adversity throughout his life. Lynn left a legacy and helped thousands of people overcome adversity in their lives. He legitimately changed lives… I know because he changed mine. Thank You Lynn for the inspiration and for letting me share your heroic story.

Who was Lynn Lingenfelder?

Lynn Lingenfelder was a motivational figure. He played the lead in the movie Body of Work. Lynn was also a personal trainer, a motivational speaker. He was one of the few people to complete the Appalachian Trail from beginning to end. 

Lynn contracted the HIV virus through a blood transfusion in 1983, when he was 16 years old, as a result of a hunting accident.

He has experienced many ups and downs over the years, but after winning the Inspiration Category of the Bill Phillips EAS Body for Life competition in 1997, he has begun to triumph over this life-changing incident.

In an effort to aid others, he opened a gym and began giving speeches. Then, tragedy struck once more in 2008 when he was diagnosed with PML, a brain disorder.

It affected his speech and coordination, forcing him to stop doing the things he loved, including motivational speaking and personal training. 

Lynn Lingenfelder cause of death:

Lynn Lingenfelder died after a protracted illness. He was hit by HIV at 16 and he developed PML in 2008. After fighting all these diseases and struggles in his life, he passed away sadly.

Lynn was renowned for his triumph over depression and his win in the Bill Phillips Body for Life competition. He was also featured in both the best-selling book “Body for Life” and the documentary “Body of Work.”

He transformed the lives of many people and he was always an inspiration to many young people. Tributes flooded online after his demise news broke out.

Tributes to Lynn Lingenfelder:

Jennifer Christensen posted,

Oh! How sad to see this! I remember him and his story. I’m glad to hear he was a man of faith. Doesn’t surprise me though, he had an aura of kindness and Christlike humility that really came through and it left an impression. I’m sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and for his family.

Kathy KaneI commented,

watched your videos multiple times for inspiration. Felt as though I knew everyone.
So sorry for the loss. He is an inspiration to so many. You all are.
Peace and Strength to his family and friends as well as his Body For Life family.

Katherine Southern McLain posted,

I’m sorry to hear that. His determination to overcome adversity was so inspiring!

Myra Miranda Zuvich posted,

Lynn definitely a legacy and forever inspiration.. saddened to hear of his passing ! sorry for loss of your friend Bill and his story and life will forever be remembered thru your movie . His family and friends are in my prayers and thoughts.

Nancy Ravena Dorsey commented,

I remember Lynn and his incredible transformation from Body of Work. I’m sorry to hear of his passing.


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