Neil Currey, a renowned bodybuilder who had competed in one of the world's most prestigious fitness competitions, has passed away at the age of 34.
The heartbreaking news of Currey's untimely demise was shared by his former coach, Milo Sarcev, on social media. Sarcev expressed his shock and sorrow, remembering the last time he saw Currey's smiling face after his victory at the New York Pro, which marked the fulfillment of Currey's lifelong dream to qualify for the Mr. Olympia.
"I am at a loss for words and overwhelmed with pain and sadness. My deepest condolences to his family, friends, and loved ones. Rest in peace, Neil, and may your soul be blessed. 🙏🏻❤️"
The circumstances surrounding Neil Currey's passing remain unclear. Born and raised in the United Kingdom, he had a longstanding passion for fitness. He embarked on his competitive journey in 2017, making his IFBB debut in the Classic Physique competition in 2019, where he achieved a notable 7th place finish, as reported by Generation Iron.
Over the years, Currey showcased his talent by competing against some of the world's fittest individuals in various locations, from Kuwait to Puerto Rico and New York.
Notably, in 2022, Neil Currey secured first place at the New York Pro, earning his ticket to the highly esteemed Mr. Olympia competition. Stepping onto the Mr. Olympia stage, where legends like Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jay Cutler, and Ronnie Coleman once reigned, was a dream come true for Neil.
Although he ultimately finished 16th, simply earning a place at the Olympia demonstrated his elite status in the world of bodybuilding.
The loss of Neil Currey follows closely on the heels of the passing of Lisa Lyon, a pioneering figure in professional women's bodybuilding.
Rest in peace, Neil.