Shaun Davis

Tragedy has again struck the bodybuilding world … former Mr. Universe, Shaun ‘Dinosaur’ Davis, has passed away at the age of 57.

The cause of death is unknown at this time.

Davis’s friend, Kuldeep Bhardwaj, confirmed the reports of Davis’ death on Facebook, sharing a photo of the British bodybuilder.

“I’m absolutely devastated,” Bhardwaj said in the FB post.

Former Mr. Universe Champion Shaun Davis

“Rest in Peace my friend you was a true inspiration right from the day I met you at school, through your amazing bodybuilding years and after. Your smile and laughter will be missed.”

Davis, a massive man at 334 lbs., had a great career, winning several competitions including the prestigious Mr. Universe title in 1996.

Shaun Davis

He also won Mr. UK, Mr. Europe, Mr. Pro Universe and Mr. Britain, among others.

Davis was forced to retire after battling kidney issues … and even received a transplant in 2009 after three years of dialysis.

Tributes from fans are flooding social media, with fans sharing stories about the larger-than-life man who someone described as a “wonderful, inspirational person.”

Sadly, several bodybuilders have passed away this year including pioneer Lisa Lyon, Neil Currey, Gustavo ‘The Freakin Rican’ Badell, and Bill Graham.

Shaun Davis Helen Burrows

Davis is survived by his partner, Helen Burrows, and their daughter, Harley.

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