Another unfortunate death in the bodybuilding industry.
NABBA Icon Paul Wynter passed away at the age of 83, after an incredible life and career in the bodybuilding.
Paul Wynter was born in Antigua and Barbuda (Caribbean) on October 28, 1935, and died on January 14, 2019. He lived in the UK for many years before his death.
Wynter won the Mr. Universe in 1960 and again in 1966. He was 5’8 and weighed 180 pounds, but what was really special about Wynter, was that he was known for having one of the most symmetrical bodies in the world. In fact, he was so impressive that he appeared in at least 14 issues of Health and Strength magazine.
Wynter was known for his role in Maciste nella terra dei ciclopi (1961) by Italian-Made “Sword and Sandal” Films, which co-starred Gordon Mitchell and Maciste, l’uomo più forte del mondo (1961) which co-starred Mark Forest.
Other films he acted in were The Corridor People (1966), Atlas Against the Cyclops (1961) and Mole Men Against the Son of Hercules (1961). He also starred in several French comedies.
Aside from his two Mr. Universe wins, Paul Wynter won two Amateur Mr. Universe titles in the medium class (1956 and 1958) and two titles in the Pro Mr. Universe short class (1959 and 1965). In the 1965 Pro short class contest, Wynter lost out to Reg Park in the overall.
Paul Wynter achieved much success during his career and it’s sad to lose such an iconic figure in the bodybuilding community.
Our deepest and most sincere condolences go out to the family and friends of a great legend, Paul Wynter.
Paul Wynter made his Turner Classic Movie premier in The Tyrant of Lydia and the Sons of Hercules on 1-24-19, just 12 days after his passing. TCM will never have a more impressive man!