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Nasser El Sonbaty Dies

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Nasser El Sonbaty, IFBB Pro

Nasser El Sonbaty Dies


What, Nasser El Sonbaty dies? How's this possible? Nobody knows exactly how this has happened yet, but several sources have confirmed that Nasser El Sonbaty has passed away at the age of 47. According to IFBB Pro Shawn Ray, the word on the street is that Nasser had kidney failure from kidney infection. As more info comes in, we'll keep you posted but this tragic story is sending shocks throughout the industry.

Nasser El Sonbaty Bio

Nasser El Sonbaty was born October 15, 1965 and graduated from the University of Augsburg in Germany with a degree in history, political science and sociology! He first began bodybuilding in 1983 and his first competition was a Junior State Championship in Germany in 1985, where he placed 6th. His first appearance in the Mr. Olympia competition was in 1994, where he placed 7th. In total, Nasser competed in 13 amateur shows and 53 IFBB Pro shows. He qualified for 10 consecutive Mr. Olympia contests and entered nine Mr. Olympia competitions. His best placing in the Mr. Olympia competition was in 1997, where he placed 2nd.

Huge Nasser  

Nasser's offseason body weight was as much as 330 pounds and his contest weight was between 270 to 290 pounds! Nasser is often referred to as the "Uncrowned Mr. Olympia," due to his battles on stage with Dorian Yates where many felt he should have won. Other nicknames include "The Wizard of Truth," and "Huge Nasser" and some have speculated that he's been writing for the last few years online under the ghost name GH15. Nassar was featured on over 60 magazine covers, including FLEX magazine.



IFBB Pro League Contest History

  • 1990 Grand Prix Finland, 8th
  • 1990 Grand Prix France, 7th
  • 1990 Grand Prix Holland, 8th
  • 1991 Night of Champions, Did not place
  • 1992 Chicago Pro Invitational, 19th
  • 1992 Night of Champions, Did not place
  • 1993 Grand Prix France, 3rd
  • 1993 Grand Prix Germany, 3rd
  • 1994 Grand Prix France, 4th
  • 1994 Grand Prix Germany, 4th
  • 1994 Night of Champions, 2nd
  • 1994 Mr. Olympia, 7th
  • 1995 Grand Prix England, 4th
  • 1995 Grand Prix France, 3rd
  • 1995 Grand Prix Germany, 3rd
  • 1995 Grand Prix Russia, 3rd
  • 1995 Grand Prix Spain, 3rd
  • 1995 Grand Prix Ukraine, 2nd
  • 1995 Houston Pro Invitational, 1st
  • 1995 Night of Champions, 1st
  • 1995 Mr. Olympia, 3rd
  • 1996 Grand Prix Czech Republic, 1st
  • 1996 Grand Prix England, 2nd
  • 1996 Grand Prix Germany, 2nd
  • 1996 Grand Prix Russia, Winner
  • 1996 Grand Prix Spain, 3rd
  • 1996 Grand Prix Switzerland, 1st
  • 1996 Mr. Olympia, 3rd
  • 1997 Arnold Classic, 2nd
  • 1997 Grand Prix Czech Republic, 3rd
  • 1997 Grand Prix England, 3rd
  • 1997 Grand Prix Finland, 4th
  • 1997 Grand Prix Germany, 2nd
  • 1997 Grand Prix Hungary, 2nd
  • 1997 Grand Prix Russia, 3rd
  • 1997 Grand Prix Spain, 2nd
  • 1997 Mr. Olympia, 2nd
  • 1997 San Jose Pro Invitational, 2nd
  • 1998 Arnold Classic, 2nd
  • 1998 Grand Prix Finland, 3rd
  • 1998 Grand Prix Germany, 3rd
  • 1998 Mr. Olympia, 3rd
  • 1999 Arnold Classic, 1st
  • 1999 Grand Prix England, 6th
  • 1999 Mr. Olympia, 6th
  • 1999 World Pro Championships, 6th
  • 2000 Mr. Olympia, 5th
  • 2001 Mr. Olympia, 9th
  • 2002 Arnold Classic, 10th
  • 2002 Mr. Olympia, 15th
  • 2004 Night of Champions, 15th
  • 2004 Show of Strength Pro Championship, 14th
  • 2005 Europa Supershow, 14th

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