Romanian bodybuilder Catalin Stefanescu mysteriously passed away in a shallow lake while he was on a boating trip with a friend. According to Targoviste News, he was found submerged and lifeless in a 3-foot deep lake in Dambovita County, Romania, on Sunday.
Authorities found a 30-year-old man drowned in a lake in Lazuri, where he had gone fishing. While the ambulance quickly arrived, Catalin was pronounced dead at the scene. The police are conducting investigations to determine how the events unfolded.
Catalin Stefanescu was a Romanian bodybuilding talent who finished first in the 80-kilogram category at the National Fitness and Bodybuilding Championship. He was a Classic Bodybuilding competitor, who took part in shows in the over 180 cm category.
Police Issue Statement on Catalin Stefanescu’s Obscure Shallow Drowning
Representatives from the Dambovita Countyhad the following to say about the incident:
“The police were notified by the administrator of a lake about a deceased person.”
“Upon arrival at the scene, thefound that a 30-year-old , while fishing on a lake in Lazuri, had been found drowned.”
“Investigations are underway to establish precisely all the circumstances of the event,” the representative said.
In addition to his bodybuilding career, Stefanescu was a personal fitness trainer in Targoviste, the town he grew up in. His death is the latest to shake up a community that can’t seem to catch a break. Less than two weeks ago, popular bodybuilder/fitness influencer Jo “Joesthetics” Linder passed away at 30 years old. His girlfriend believes his death was caused by an aneurysm, but the autopsy results have yet to be made available.
Similar to this case, there is considerable curiosity and confusion as to how Jo Linder passed away. It was known that he suffered from Rippling Muscle Disease. However, some suspect that his use of performance-enhancing drugs contributed to his death.
Weeks before his passing, Linder appeared in a Raw Talk podcast with Bradley Martyn and shared his regret for having gotten four COVID-19 vaccine shots. He said doctors found ‘particles’ in his blood after the vaccines which prompted him to receive regular treatments of plasmapheresis.
The dangers of the sport have become a hot topic as of late. In 2021, former Mr. Olympia Shawn Rhoden and George Peterson both died from suspected heart complications. The trend continued last year as fans grieved over the passing of Cedric McMillan, who was only 44 years old.
There are certainly unanswered questions regarding the mysterious death of Catalin Stefanescu. If more details about his drowning become available, Fitness Volt will keep you updated.
Catalin Stefanescu leaves behind a great bodybuilding legacy, a wife, and a loving daughter. We send our best wishes to his family and all who have been affected by this unexpected tragedy.