Bodybuilding community rocked by death of icon Andy Haman at 54

Sam Goodwin
·Sports Editor
·3-min read
Andy Haman, pictured here in 2012.
Andy Haman at the "Celebration Of Life" honouring fitness publishing icon Robert "Bob" Kennedy in 2012. (Photo by Tiffany Rose/WireImage)

The bodybuilding community has been rocked by the sudden death of icon Andy Haman at age 54.

Haman's death was first reported by son Samuel on Sunday.

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“We love you so much and you will be in our thoughts forever!” Samuel wrote.

“No one was as strong, kind, silly, goofball wonderful person as you.

"Don’t worry about mom and the girls, I’ll take care of them, just the way you did and taught me.”

His cause of death has not been reported.

Known as 'Mr Incredible', Haman was a wrestler in high school before becoming a bodybuilder.

He was crowned champion at the Midwest Natural Championships in 1987, before stepping away from the sport to focus on a teaching career.

But he returned to bodybuilding in 2006 and won the Colorado State Championship in the super-heavyweight class.

He earned Professional League status from the International Federation of BodyBuilding and Fitness in 2007 following super-heavyweight and overall victories at the NPC Masters Nationals contest.

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Bodybuilding community devastated by Haman's death

Haman became in iconic figure in the world of professional bodybuilding and also starred in the 2017 film 'The Jurassic Dead'.

His best finish in Open events came at the 2009 Orlando Pro when he placed 13th.

His last public appearance came at the 2010 Phoenix Pro, where he finished 16th.

Haman retired from the sport in 2010 to spend more time with his family.

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Haman's children have since followed in his footsteps, with daughter Ruby competing in weightlifting at the Olympics.

Son Samuel also won the classic physique division at the 2018 Teen Nationals.

He is also survived by daughter Lucy and wife Michelle.

Tributes have been flowing in from around the bodybuilding community.

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