Doug Brignole, an icon in the world of bodybuilding and an author, has died at the age of 63.
The cause of death has not been revealed yet.
Brignole strongly supports mandatory vaccination against COVID. His last statement on the subject of vaccine safety has been widely shared on the internet.
“I have enough confidence in the vaccine, based on my research, to get it done,” Brignole said.
“Those of you who think the vaccine kills people can use me as a test. If I die, you were right. If I don’t die, and have no ill effects, you were wrong, and should admit it (at least to yourselves). Better yet, you should admit that you were misled, and tell the world who misled you, so other people can benefit by avoiding those fearmongers.”
Bodybuilding Champion and Death Jab Freak – Doug Brignole Dies at 62: Cause of Death Explored #FullyVaccinated
— Hello Dave (@David83823494) October 15, 2022
Brignole took the Moderna vaccine last year according to his Facebook post.
“I’m vaccinated ! Well, the first of two. Let’s get this done so we can get back to traveling, going to concerts, and having fun. My vaccine was yesterday, and I had no problem with it. My deltoid was a bit sore, but otherwise fine. We’re all in this together, so let’s do our share to beat it.”
Last week, Brignole wrote on his Instagram account sharing his preparation for his exhibition for the 2022 AAU Mr. Universe competition in Las Vegas.
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Veteran bodybuilder Doug Brignole has passed away at 63 years of age. One of the most renowned bodybuilders competing in the AAU and NABBA, Brignole’s career spanned over four decades. It was marked with several huge accomplishments. While different theories about the cause of his passing are circulating in social media, the actual reason is yet unknown. The news of his passing was first reported on various social media platforms.
Throughout his bodybuilding career, Doug Brignole was primarily known for the proportions and shape rather than size, similar to bodybuilding legend Frank Zane in many ways. Brignole was one of the bodybuilders with a cerebral approach and controversial yet revolutionary ideas. He did not believe in doing common exercises like shoulder presses or stiff leg deadlifts. The 63-year-old still maintained an excellent training routine and he was preparing to guest pose at the AAU Mr. Universe that will take place in Las Vegas on Oct. 22.
After retiring from competitive bodybuilding, Doug Brignole primarily worked as an author, fitness expert, and public speaker. In addition to conducting seminars throughout the country, he has addressed audiences in Japan, Mexico, Chile, Brazil, and Norway. He was the founder of the website dougbrignole.com which promoted the ‘3-Way Split’ training routine that focuses on training the 22 major muscles in the body in three separate workouts with BRIG-20 (Brignole’s 20 most preferred) exercises.