Dennis James had set up a fund to help him which till today had collected over $42,000 from family, friends and fans.
Our condolences go to Baito’s family and friends.
Baitollah Abbaspour was born on March 11, 1979. He is a IFBB Pro bodybuilder from Karaj, Iran.
Although Baito (his nickname) played soccer as a youth, his passion has always been bodybuilding.
From the looks of it, Abbaspour’s focus has led him to that very perfection. He began lifting in 1996, and with the support and guidance of his brothers, he transformed his physique into an impressive one. A year later, he took his first title in the Karaj Championship. Abbaspour went on to earn his Pro Card at the 2003 World Bodybuilding Championships in India.
Abbaspour’s titles include: IFBB World Amateur Championships and Asian Amateur Championships, in 2013 the IFBB Nordic Pro (Finland), and was 2 times competitor in Mr. Olympia(2012-2013).
Baito’s two passions are his family, and bodybuilding. Besides being an IFBB Pro, and a dedicated husband and father, he owns and operates his own gym, where he enjoys training others to achieve a healthy lifestyle through fitness. Although he has a law degree, Baito is truly living his dream, and can’t imagine doing anything else.
He was diagnosed with Vasculitis earlier this year, and hospitalized as a result.
Vasculitis is an inflammation of blood vessels. The disorder forces changes in the walls of blood vessels, namely thickening, weakening, narrowing and scarring. The changes impede blood circulation, and eventually lead to organ and tissue damage.
More photos of Baito Abbaspour can be found HERE
Comments from friends:
This is a very sad day and I am at total loss for words but I have to let you all know that my friend Baito who was fighting for a long time has lost the battle and passed away. My condolences go out to his family and to all the Iranian people who loved and supported their hero all this time. RIP Baito Abbaspour.
Just as of the other day I asked everyone to pray for my Friend Baitollah Abbaspour as he fought for his life. I have been in contact with close friends of his in Iran . As of yesterday he was in a coma and now today I am at a loss and very saddened to hear that he has passed. There are no words to express how I feel or how thousands across the world and in Iran and mostly his Family are feeling now. My condolences go out to his wife, child and his loved ones.
I will cherish this day we finally met after knowing of each other for years to finally have met at “meet the Olympians” here in this picture.
May you Rest in Peace my Brother. We will never forget you.