(THECOUNT) — Paul Poloczek, a Polish professional bodybuilder, has passed away. He was 37.
Poloczek’s partner, Katherin DeNev, took to social media saying,
“Bodybuilding was your life. You are not forgotten, you live on in our hearts. We will love you forever.”
“I love you, baby,” DeNev added.
The cause of Paul’s death has not yet been revealed.
Poloczek was last seen at the NPC Worldwide Championships in Germany on May 28, according to Generation Iron.
According to TMZ, Paul, originally a soccer player, fell in love with weightlifting as a teenager … and ultimately decided he wanted to turn pro.
At 17, Poloczek won his first Junior Championship bodybuilding competition. From there, PP went on to win or place in several other competitions.
Then, in 2017, Paul earned his pro card after he placed first in the Arnold Classic Amateur bodybuilding competition … a prestigious event for any bodybuilding competitor.
Shortly after, Paul took a break from the sport … before returning in 2021 at the Europa Pro where he placed 16th.