BREAKING NEWS: Bodybuilding legend Jusup Wilkosz passes away

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BREAKING NEWS: Bodybuilding legend Jusup Wilkosz passes away.

News of the death of another legend of bodybuilding has shocked the bodybuilding world.

Bodybuilding legend and great friend of Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jusup Wilkosz has passed away at the age of 71.

A message was published on his personal Facebook page by his family members.

Evolutionofbodybuilding.net’s Kevin Grech had the honor of interviewing Josup in 2017.

Read More: Evolution of Bodybuilding.net talks to IFBB Legend Jusup Wilkosz

The cause of death is not known.



Below is the message by his family:

Dear friends,

Today, Barbara, jusup’s sister, and Arlette & Jochen, write you good friends of jusup. Together we support jusup’s Facebook page.
With great sadness, we have to inform you that jusup has gone from us today. We will always remember his empathic essence, his loving kind and his big heart.

Jusup lives in all our hearts.

Barbara with family
Arlette & Jochen

We at Evolutionofbodybuilding.net send our condolences to Josup’s family and friends in this difficult time.


Born: November 8, 1948 (age 68), Heilbronn, Germany
Nationality: German

Bodybuilding competitions
1979 German Bodybuilding Championships – 1st
1979 World Amateur Championships – 1st
1979 Mr. Universe – 1st
1980 IFBB Pro Mr. Universe – 1st
1981 Mr. Olympia – 6th
1982 Mr. Olympia – 10th
1983 Mr. Olympia – 6th
1983 Grand Prix Switzerland – 4th
1983 Grand Prix Sweden – 3rd
1983 Grand Prix World – 3rd
1984 Mr. Olympia – 3rd
1986 Mr. Olympia – 12th