Pro Bodybuilder Novoa Mendez dies

Pro Bodybuilder Novoa Mendez dies.

Evolutionofbodybuilding.net has just been informed with the passing of NPC/Pro League bodybuilder Novoa Mendez.

Nicknamed ‘The Monster of the Dominican Republic’, Mendez passed away at the young age of 49.

The cause of death is not known but according to fellow countryman Victor Martinez, Martinez had some health complications that led to his death.

Novoa Mendez won the super heavy weight division in 2012 at a show organized by Gustavo Badell.




In 2013, Mendez competed at he Toronto Pro. This was the only NPC/Pro League show that he competed in. Mendez placed in eighth place.

The death of Mendez has left his fans and especially his supporters from the Dominican Republic in shock.

Victor Martinez published a post on his official Instagram page immediately after hearing about the death of Mendez.

Victor Martinez’s Message:

Sad day today to hear the news that my fellow countrymen and pro bodybuilder @novoamendez has passed. @palofit informed us that he had some health complications that led to his passing. I got the chance to compete with him in the Toronto pro show in 2013 and his physique caught my eyes because he was very impressive and after learning he was from the same side of town in the #dominicanrepublic el cibao I definitely had to make sure he was ok and understood the prejudging rules. Sadly it was the last time we interacted even though I did invite him to all my shows I held in DR. I never got to see you again my friend,but one thing I can say for sure is that you were a very kind and good hearted man that never reached his full potential #rip thank you @npcnewsonlineofficialpage Jim Manion and @ifbbjondelarosa for making his dream come true and compete on the big stage @npcworldwiderd @ifbb_pro_league

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We at Evolutionofbodybuilding.net send our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Novoa Mendez.


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Sad day today to hear the news that my fellow countrymen and pro bodybuilder @novoamendez has passed. @palofit informed us that he had some health complications that led to his passing. I got the chance to compete with him in the Toronto pro show in 2013 and his physique caught my eyes because he was very impressive and after learning he was from the same side of town in the #dominicanrepublic el cibao I definitely had to make sure he was ok and understood the prejudging rules. Sadly it was the last time we interacted even though I did invite him to all my shows I held in DR. I never got to see you again my friend,but one thing I can say for sure is that you were a very kind and good hearted man that never reached his full potential #rip thank you @npcnewsonlineofficialpage Jim Manion and @ifbbjondelarosa for making his dream come true and compete on the big stage @npcworldwiderd @ifbb_pro_league

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