12 Examples of BodyBuilders Taking It Too Far

#8 Anthony D’Arezzo



This man had the classic form that all bodybuilders aim for. While he definitely worked hard for his results, he got a little help from steroids. His doctors told him that he should stop taking them, but he didn’t listen. These steroids ended up costing him his life as he died at the age of 44.

#7 Greg Kovacs


This man was a bodybuilder, but may have been better-known for his off-season weight gain. He would often balloon up to 400 pounds and then still be able to bring himself down to competition weight. He died at the age of 44 due to heart failure, likely brought on by steroids.

#6 Mike Matarazzo


This man was not only a bodybuilder, he was among the most famous in the late 80s and early 90s. He was a massive man at 6’10” and 250 lbs. He competed for a decade on the circuit. He went on to develop a bad heart, and eventually passed away at 48 from a related medical condition.

#5 Gary Himing


This man was a famous bodybuilder and actually passed away while he was on stage! He was competing in Australia in 2009 in a sanctioned event and died in the middle of the show due to a heart attack. The whole thing was horrendous and most likely connected to drug use.

#4 Scott Klein


In the 90s and early 2000s, Klein was a successful bodybuilder. This mountain of a man scored a number of different rankings at heavyweight, but was aided by steroids. After retiring, he went on to become a trainer. Sadly, he passed away at the age of 30 due to kidney failure.