Twenty-six-year-old champion bodybuilder Dallas McCarver, known to his fans as “Big Country,” has died after apparently choking on his food at home in Florida. He was found unconscious yesterday evening by a friend shortly after speaking on the phone with his girlfriend WWE star Dana Brooke, TMZ reported.
Brooke said the last thing McCarver told her was that he was going to cook dinner and said, ‘I love you. Goodbye.’
Authorities told her there were no signs of foul play and that it did not appear that McCarver tried to harm himself.
It was McCarver’s roommate, Josh Lenartowicz, who ‘found him face down in the kitchen and not breathing.’
Via Daily Mail:
‘It was Josh who actually cleared his passageways and removed the food blockage, did CPR, and when the ambulance came they continued.
‘They brought him to the hospital and tried to resuscitate him, but unfortunately it didn’t work out.’
He added that McCarver ‘was generous and kind to everybody.’
The 6’1′, 300-lb athlete began competing in the bodybuilding circuit when he was 21 and quickly started winning popular competitions.
He placed first in the NPC Hub City Fitness Quest Junior Heavyweight category in 2011.
Back in March, McCarver suffered a health scare when he collapsed onstage at the 2017 Arnold Classic Australia. At the time, he apparently had an upper respiratory infection that became a ‘bad case of bronchitis’ which lead to his collapse, The Hollywood Life reported.
Insta pics below.
Below is footage of McCarver collapsing onstage earlier this year at the 2017 Arnold Classic Australia