The bodybuilding world has been dealt another painful blow this week with Daniel Quattlebaum losing his life in a motorcycle accident. In a statement released by WYFF4 News, South Carolina troopers confirmed that Quattlebaum crashed into the rear of a sedan and died from injuries a day later in the hospital.
Following the accident, 50-year-old Quattlebaum was immediately transferred to the Greenville Memorial Hospital. Troopers shared that the driver of the sedan was not hurt. Eventually, the Greensville Coroner’s Office confirmed Daniel Quattlebaum had died from injuries on Saturday, March 27.
Quattlebaum enjoyed a career that lasted over a decade. His aesthetics, slim waist, and v-taper were some of the standout features that helped him make a name for himself in the NPC. He was also held in high regard for his tireless work ethic.
During his respective bodybuilding tenure, Quattlebaum found major success as an amateur. He competed in several NPC shows. However, his best year came in 2021, where he picked up a few victories at the 2021 NPC Victory Classic, NPC Universe & National Fitness Championships, and the NPC Universe & NPC National Fitness.
Daniel Quattlebaum Dies in Motorcycle Accident at 50
At the time of this writing, details pertaining to his injuries are unavailable.
Unfortunately, bodybuilders and athletes have been dying at a concerning rate. Just this week, prolific bodybuilding 1990s veteran ‘Mighty Mike Quinn’ died of an undisclosed illness at 61. In 2022, Cedric McMillan died, and he was only 44 years old.
In the sport of wrestling, WWE ‘Superstar’ Billy Graham passed away last week at the age of 79. His family and the WWE revealed he had been suffering from health issues for years. In the hours leading up to his death, Graham was put on life support. Suffice it to say, the sporting community is on high alert.
Daniel Quattlebaum Competition History
- 2011 NPC Junior USA Championships – 5th
- 2013 NPC Junior USA Championships – 3rd
- 2017 NPC Charlotte Cup – 1st
- 2019 NPC Teen Collegiate & Masters National Championships – 9th
- 2019 NPC Victory Classic – 1st
- 2021 NPC Victory Classic – 1st
- 2021 NPC Universe & NPC National Fitness Championships
- 2021 NPC Universe & NPC National Fitness – 1st
Daniel Quattlebaum leaves behind his mother Deborah and his stepfather William Lake, who live in Loganville, GA. His siblings: Benson Quattlebaum, Peter Quattlebaum, and Miriam Waters also survive him. A memorial service will be held Wednesday, May 31, 2023, at 2:00 PM at Robinson Funeral Home Chapel at 1425 Powdersville Rd, Easley SC.
Fitness Volt sends its heartfelt condolences to the friends and family of Daniel Quattlebaum.