In what has been a sad week for bodybuilding, Bostin Loyd has passed away at just 29 years old on Feb. 25, 2022. While there has been no official cause of death, paramedics confirmed that he passed out in his home after going to the gym, and they performed CPR unsuccessfully at the hospital until he died.
According to Nick Trigili with Bodybuilding and B**s on YouTube, Bostin has tragically passed away and believes a heart attack to be the cause of death. Loyd leaves behind his loving wife and son.
UPDATE: Bodybuilder Bostin Loyd Cause of Death Details Emerge
The popular bodybuilder had controversial views due to his transparent and avid support for the use of steroids. Loyd revealed in 2020 he used a peptide (Adipotide) that caused his kidneys to fail.
Revealed in an RXMucle podcast last year, Loyd shared that he had stage 5 kidney failure and believes the disease was caused due to putting several different kinds of foreign substances into his body. He found his diagnosis in October 2020. Loyd immediately started his research on how to restore kidney functions. He even underwent multiple treatments such as recovery peptides, Glutathione, and stem cells.
Per Bostin Lloyd’s own Facebook post on 2/23/2022: “Since I was diagnosed with stage 5 kidney failure in October of 2020 I’ve been fighting this disease and so far I’ve passed doctors expectations. They thought I would be on dialysis by now.” Despite enduring kidney disease, Loyd never regretted his decisions to use steroids.
I've got alot of people asking me for kidney updates so I thought I'd make a post. First, I'd like to show my gratitude…
Posted by Bostin Loyd on Tuesday, February 22, 2022
A Look Back on Bostin Loyd’s Bodybuilding Career
At just 21 years old, Loyd won the NPC Contra Costa, in Hollywood CA. Following the big victory, Loyd believes that he was the first notable and competitive bodybuilder to release his full steroid cycle to the public. The bodybuilder always held honesty in high regard during his career.
Despite receiving hate online for his controversial views about the sport he loves, Loyd always underlined that truth in bodybuilding is paramount to evolution. Part of the reason he divulged such information was to force athletes and fans to better understand why things like protein powder, supplements, and exercising would not be enough to achieve an elite bodybuilding physique.
In 2015, Bostin made a name for himself in the sport after placing first in the Men’s Superheavyweight division at the Montanari Bros Powerhouse Classic. Every time he made it to a show, he came conditioned and always had an optimistic outlook on facing tough competition.
Bostin Loyd’s last bodybuilding show came in 2016 at the NPC Kevin Gore Border Klash. Securing first place in the Men’s Superheavyweight division once again. Loyd had a knack for posing and drawing attention to his strongest body parts.
Posted by Bostin Loyd on Thursday, November 4, 2021
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Following the tragic death of Bostin Loyd, perhaps gear regimens will be looked at far more closely this year given the number of deaths the bodybuilding world has seen as of late. Just yesterday, Iranian Issac Ghavidel passed away after a heroic battle with Sarcoma cancer. The sport has been shaken to its core once again as Bostin Loyd has died at only 29 years of age.
Staff at Fitness Volt wish Loyd’s friends and loved ones our most heartfelt condolences.
Its about time the sport of bodybuilding was run clean & free from steroids,i realise the athletes wouldnt see as much of a gain,but at least theyd get to live a long & healthy life,weve lost so many recently from bodybuilding,something needs to be done.
Body building has plenty of natural shows.. the reason you don’t know about them is because your not even interested in what your asking for.. idiot American
Bodybuilding sponsors need to quit supporting the ridiculous size demands of steroid pro bodybuilding and put their support behind classes like Classic Physique and Men’s Physique. Everyone over the age of 14 knows the guys on the magazine covers are all on steroids and the supp’s are not going to get you to their size. It would behoove the supplement producers to back a great Classic competitor and say honestly their supp helped him get that body. Bodybuilding has always been a niche sport, and is more so today that ever before because of the freak nature of the pro’s.
R.I.P. Boston. The bodybuilding world will miss you. His honestly was something you never really see today. God bless his family. Sending prayers 😢😞💪
If you think Classic and Physique competitors are natural, you’re extremely naive.
Bigste, they have plenty of drug free shows. They don’t make money because no one wants to watch them. They need to stop making steroids illegal and allow the athletes to be able to use a proper cycle in the open so that they can take what they need to minimize health problems.
This is so tragic. It’s also another blatant reminder of the ridiculousness of professional bodybuilding as a “sport”. It’s long been nothing more than a chemical experiment. The health and fitness aspects of that experiment are negligible at best. It has to stop.
Sad for the guy, unfortunately he was probably a role model for many youngsters but sadly it’s idiots like this who give the sport a bad name..
All the crap they take, possibly without Any proper research, just after fame at what cost..
Desperate to be acknowledged and noticed, well now he’s got that!!
There’s no stopping steroid use. Even the natural shows are loaded with enhanced athletes. They simply go of gear for a couple months.
They know what there doing. They usually know more about anabolic steroids then the doctors. They choose that life. They once asked an up and coming IFBB pro if he could be Mr. O but he would only live for 5 years after would you. He immediately said yes. People sky dive and BASE jump all the time. Just because I think that’s stupid doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be allowed.
Are there any that have lived a long life? Or is early death the norm?
Steroids is necessary at the pro level, you can’t achieve those types of extreme physiques without juice. The problem is that steroid use is such a taboo with the general population that most bodybuilders that experiment with it go through trial and error, often times messing up their health. What the bodybuilding industry needs is precise / concise way of teaching new bodybuilders on how to properly do steroids, as in teach it out in the open – no more hiding behind close doors.
RIP Bostin Loyd.
People who think it’s just steroids or even mainly the steroids that are the culprits in these athlete’s early demises are quite naive. How about all the HGH, IGF-1, SERM, peptide, insulin, and site oil abuse? Jeez, steroids are the LEAST of these people’s worries