The bodybuilding community is once again in a state of mourning. In a tragic turn of events, Open star Luis Manuel Lomelí “El Charro” was fatally shot and killed in Mexico during an armed attack. The news was first reported by sources at lasillarota.com.
On Thursday night (October 26, 2023), the well-known Leonese bodybuilder — Luis Manuel Lomelí who is commonly recognized as Charro Lomelí, tragically lost his life. He was fatally attacked while driving his truck on Juan Alonso de Torres Boulevard, in close proximity to the San Jerónimo neighborhood.
The story is still developing, leaving fans and the bodybuilding community in shock after hearing about another athlete passing away far too soon.
“Horrified to hear of Mexican bodybuilder Luis Manuel Lomeli (aka El Charro) who was fatally shot during an armed attack earlier tonight in Leon, Mexico.
We send our warmest wishes to Luis’ family and his many fans in Mexico and around the world.
Just, awful.” Rx Muscle wrote.
Horrified to hear of Mexican bodybuilder Luis Manuel Lomeli (aka El Charro) who was fatally shot during an armed attack…
Charro Lomelí was recognized as one of the top bodybuilding coaches in the country. In addition, he led an astounding career as a Men’s Open contender, competing at high-profile events such as the 2014 Tampa Pro (8th place) and the 2015 Ferrigno Legacy Pro (4th place). In his last sanctioned event, Charro competed at the 2016 Ferrigno Legacy Pro (10th place).
With over 159,000 followers on Instagram and over 48,000 on YouTube, Lomelí wasn’t just a top-tier Pro, but a beloved figure in our sport. Unfortunately, bodybuilding has witnessed several athletes pass away as of late.
Less than two weeks ago, former Brazilian bodybuilding champion, Eustácio Batista Dias died at just 27 years old after he was horrifically executed inside the gym. Aside from Dias, another Brazilian standout lost his life at the tender age of 29 after liver surgery complications.
Bodybuilder Charro Lomelí Competition History
- Wings of Strength Chicago Pro-Am Extravaganza — 13th Place
- Bodybuilding Weekly Championships — 15th Place
- Europa Super Show — 6th Place
- Wings of Strength Chicago Pro — 16th Place
- Europa Super Show — 13th Place
- Golden State Grand Prix — 10th Place
- Tampa Pro — 8th Place
- Ferrigno Legacy Pro — 4th Place
- Tampa Pro — 16th Place
- Golden State Pro — 10th Place
- Ferrigno Legacy Pro — 10th Place
Given Luis Manuel Lomelí’s coaching expertise, he will long be remembered for his contributions to the sport. We at Fitness Volt extend our deepest condolences to his friends and family impacted by the devastating loss.