Brad Hollibaugh dies 54

Brad Hollibaugh dies at the age of 54.

Brad Hollibaugh, known as one of the strongest and biggest bodybuilders to every step on stage, has died at the age of 54.

The cause of Brad’s death is unknown, but it seems to has happened suddenly according to the messages on his official Facebook page. Born on 23 November, 1966, Brad died at the young age of 54.

Messages of condolences started to fill his page, immediately after the news of his death was known.

Brad’s former partner, Karrie Lynn, confirmed the news on her personal Facebook page.

Karrie Lynn’s Message

“My heart is filled with such sorrow. My best friend went “Home” yesterday. Brad Hollibaugh, I can’t believe you’re no longer with us on earth school. We started dating August 2018 and it’s been a blessing-filled 2 1/2 years. So much love, laughter and wonderful experiences that I will be forever grateful”

“In January, we decided to redefine our relationship due to the long distance status. We were best friends. We continued to talk or text almost every day as best friends do ending each conversation with an “I love you”. He was and continues to be a blessing in my life. His favorite words to say were; “make positive impacts, go kick some butt and go make things happen.” I can see him in heaven free from his earthly body cracking jokes, flexing, playing pool and hugging his parents and brother, Scott. Thank you my love, and I’ll see you on the other side.” – Karrie Lynn



Brad was very active in the bodybuilding and fitness industry. From competing at the National level to producing numerous videos and making a number of appearances, he was a fan favorite.

Brad was known for his freaky size, standing at 5’9″ and a estimated contest weight of 260lbs. In 2000, Brad even made Jay Cutler look small when they both guest posed at an event.

We at Evolutionofbodybuilding.net send our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Brad during this difficult time.

Brad Hollibaugh’s Contest History

1995
Nationals – NPC, HeavyWeight, 12th

1998
USA Championships – NPC, Super-HeavyWeight, 14th

1999
USA Championships – NPC, Super-HeavyWeight, 11th

2000
Nationals – NPC, Super-HeavyWeight, 12th

2003
USA Nationals – NABBA, Medium-Tall, 2nd