NABBA bodybuilding legend Brian House passes away.

NABBA legend Brian House has passed away at the age of 82.

Brian was loved by all in the bodybuilding world and especially the historic NABBA association.

The news was made official on NABBA’s official Facebook page on Friday 29 January, 2021.

Brian competed all throughout his life, remaining active as a competitive bodybuilder, he competed between 1966 and 1992.

Brian was also very active within the NABBA organization, especially within the NABBA North East UK region.

In his younger years, Brian met up with bodybuilding legend Arnold Schwarzenegger, competing at the same events, but never in the same class.

Some interesting facts, in 1966, Arnold placed second to Chester Norton in the Tall class, while Brian placed sixth in the Short class at the same event.

In 1967, Brian managed to move up a place, while Arnold managed to win his class and the overall title.

In one of his recent interviews, Brian mentioned that he always knew Arnold would have a very successful life.

Arnold was not the only star to know Brian, Lou Ferrigno and the original Darth Vader, Dave Prowse were also good friends with Brian.

Within the NABBA association, Brian competed with some of the best bodybuilders to have ever stepped on a competitive stage.

Until his death, Brian remained very active in the gym.

Read more about Brian here, a special feature celebrating his 80th birthday 3 years ago.





Competitive History

1966
Mr Britain – NABBA, 6th
Mr Universe – NABBA, Short, 6th

1967
Mr Britain – NABBA, 4th
Mr Universe – NABBA, Short, 5th

1968
Mr Universe – NABBA, Short, 6th

1982
Mr Britain – NABBA, Masters, 2nd

1983
Mr Britain – NABBA, Masters, 4th

1984
Mr Britain – NABBA, Masters, 2nd

1985
Mr Britain – NABBA, Masters, 2nd

1986
Mr Britain – NABBA, Masters, 3rd

1987
Mr Britain – NABBA, Masters, 2nd

1988
Mr Britain – NABBA, Masters, 4th

1989
Mr Britain – NABBA, Masters, 6th

1991
Mr Universe – NABBA, Masters, Did not place