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Bertil Fox – Death and the Bodybuilder [Documentary]

Bertil Fox was one of the most popular bodybuilders between the 70’s to 90’s.

One of the biggest bodybuilders in the history of the sport, Bertil was the UK’s favorite when it came to competitions.

Bertil’s competition career lasted 25 years, between 1969-1994.

The best years for Bertil were between 1969 and 1983. Winning numerous prestigious titles with NABBA and the AAU, the next step for Bertil would be switching to the IFBB and try to win the Mr. Olympia title.

At the 1983 Mr. Olympia, Bertil only managed fifth place. The spectators were not happy with the result of their favorite bodybuilder. The 1983 Mr. Olympia title would go to Samir Bannout.

Not being happy with his result, Bertil walked off the stage. After that incident, Bertil’s placings would decline until 1994.

Bertil would have a problem with authority within the IFBB and also had a problem controlling his own demons.




Bertil’s life was turned upside down when on 30 September 1997, in St. Kitts and Nevis, 20-year-old beauty queen Leyoca Browne and her mother, 36-year-old Violet Browne, were fatally shot by Fox, then 46.

Fox, who previously had been engaged to Leyoca, was arrested and charged with the murders. On 22 May 1998, Fox was convicted of murder of the two women. He was originally sentenced to death by hanging, but after an appeal to the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council, his sentence was changed to life in prison.

The documentary “Bertil Fox – Death and the Bodybuilder” details Bertil’s life from his beginnings up to his downfall.

Bertil’s closest friends and family reveal details unknown to many about Bertil.



Competition History

1969
Mr Britain – NABBA, Junior, 1st

1970
Mr Britain – NABBA, Junior, 1st

1971
Mr Britain – NABBA, Junior, 1st
Mr Europe, Junior, 1st

1976
Mr Britain – NABBA, Winner
Mr Europe, Overall Winner
Mr Europe, Medium, 1st
Mr Universe – NABBA, Medium, 2nd
Mr World – AAU, Most Muscular, 1st
Mr World – AAU, Winner
Mr World – AAU, Medium, 1st

1977
Mr Universe – NABBA, Overall Winner
Mr Universe – NABBA, Medium, 1st

1978
Universe – Pro – NABBA, Winner

1979
Universe – Pro – NABBA, Winner

1980
World Championships – WABBA, Professional, 2nd

1981
Grand Prix Belgium – IFBB, 5th

1982
Night of Champions – IFBB, 2nd
Olympia – IFBB, 8th

1983
Grand Prix Sweden – IFBB, 4th
Grand Prix Switzerland – IFBB, 2nd
Olympia – IFBB, 5th

1984
World Pro Championships – IFBB, 5th

1986
Olympia – IFBB, 7th

1987
Grand Prix Germany – IFBB, 9th
Night of Champions – IFBB, 7th
Olympia – IFBB, 12th

1989
Arnold Classic – IFBB, 6th
Grand Prix Melbourne – IFBB, 6th
Olympia – IFBB, 11th
World Pro Championships – IFBB, 5th

1992
Arnold Classic – IFBB, 16th
Pittsburgh Pro Invitational – IFBB, 9th

1994
Ironman Pro Invitational – IFBB, 13th