John Meadows dead latest – Cause of death for bodybuilder known as ‘Mountain Dog’ ‘revealed as pulmonary embolism’

BODYBUILDING star John Meadows has died “unexpectedly” at the age of 49.

Meadows, a professional bodybuilder and trailer based in Ohio died “peacefully” at home on Sunday, according to people close to the situation.

The weight lifting superstar reportedly died of a pulmonary embolism, according to Fitness Volt.

A Facebook post announcing his death reads: “Dear Friends and Family, I am posting this on behalf of Mary. This morning John passed away unexpectedly and peacefully in their home. As you can imagine, this is a complete shock to her and the boys. She will update as soon as she can.”

Meadows – known as ‘Mountain Dog’ is survived by his wife Mary and their two twin sons Jonathan and Alexander.

In a recent interview, John described his wife’s pivotal role in helping him live with a rare colon disease called Idiopathic Myointimal Hyperplasia of the Mesenteric Veins. The condition was believed to have contributed to a blood clot that left him hospitalised in 2020.

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