Sofia Graham was a young 27-year-old Physique and Figure competitor who died recently. Graham was a competitor at the NPC level. Initially, there were rumors that she suffered a heart attack, however, people close to her have confirmed that the cause of her death is unknown at this time.
The athlete had been competing for a few years in an effort to get her Pro Card and was so close, placing third at an event in Charleston, South Carolina recently.
Sofia Graham was top 5 at Jr USA Figure and WPD and top 5 at North Americans Figure 2020.
Born in the country of Georgia, Sofia was adopted as an infant and relocated to Manassas, Virginia where she grew up and eventually worked as a dental assistant before her death.
She had a very bright future and lots of support in her pursuit of success at the pro level.
Alena Hatvani-Kosinova was a women’s Bodybuilding competitor who also passed away recently from what was believed to be due to the requirement of competing on the pro stage. She was 46 years old and had pre-existing health conditions too.
The recent deaths are extremely saddening and we’d like to offer our deepest and sincerest condolences to the family and friends of Sofia Graham who went much too soon.
A GoFundMe page has been setup in memory of Sofia Graham.
The passing of a loved one, family or friend is difficult. With it comes emotional, mental and physical pain and financial difficulties. While we cannot take the pain away, we can ease the pain by providing an avenue to show that the dreams they once had together are not lost or put off just because we lose a loved on.
Sofia Graham was an absolute inspiration to many and more then just a friend, she was family. Her determination was unmatched, as Kelly (Her Swole-mate for life) would say, ” If she had to do 60 minutes of cardio, she did 61″ and she did it with a smile. You were an amazing soul, always kind hearted, absolutely beautiful, and you brought joy into the life of every person you touched. If you saw Sofia, you knew her, she stood out in the most amazing way.
Sofia passed peacefully this morning and it was a shock to everyone, no-one was prepared and no-one can be prepared for that. However, in a way she knew that if she had to pass, today was her day. Because, today was a day when a lot of her family was together, today was the day she knew we would be able to stand by her swole-mate Kelly and remember her for the kind soul she was.
Kelly Kirk and Sofia were a true match, their souls were and are intertwined for life. Now is a time more than ever to show her how much we care, to show her we will always be there for her and always be there for Kelly. Sofia and Kelly had dreams of winning their pro cards, buying a tiny house and some land and living together in that house. Sofia may not be present on earth, but I know that she is looking down on Kelly, standing beside him, and whispering in his ear to continue those dreams, to finish them no matter what hurdle is thrown at him.
Together, let us help Kelly by showing support, providing an avenue to ensure Kelly can continue Sofias and Kellys dream in honor of Sofia, Ensuring she will be forever ingrained in his life and ours.
These donations will go directly to Kelly Kirk to help with any financial needs that arise due to the passing of Sofia as well as support Kelly in purchasing a tiny home like the one pictured above, as a tribute to Sofia, his true love. She and him had plans that are now on hold, but with our help we can make Sofias dream come true and Kelly will secure the tiny home they had in their future and name it Sofia, in honor of her so she will be forever immortalized.
Sofia M. Graham (Age 27)
On Saturday, July 31, 2021. Survived by her mother, Roberta W. Graham (Christopher Casey), Aunt, Sheila Whetzel (Steve Matthews), Uncle, Norman Whetzel (Kristina), Aunt, Deb Matthews (Chey Larson), Aunt, Lynne Siefert (Mark), Cousin, Ashley Matthews (Kevin Brady, Alice, and Adam), and long-term boyfriend, Kelly Kirk. Predeceased by her father, William Graham, and grandparents.
Born in Tbilisi, Georgia, on February 21, 1994. Adopted and emigrated to the US as an infant. Grew up in Manassas, VA and graduated from Woodbridge Senior High School’s Center for Performing Arts program in cello performance. Performed with the Prince William County Youth Orchestra. Attended Radford University and subsequently became a Dental Assistant at Pediatric Dental Care (PDC), until her death. Provided hands-on instruction to students attending the Dental Assistance Training School (DATS).
With a passion for weightlifting and bodybuilding, she spent many hours in the gym and competed in body-building competitions, winning numerous awards. Sofia made friends everywhere. Friendly, intense, active, quirky, and a delight. As we journey through life, we may meet individuals who have a positive or profound impression on us, like Sofia. She lived life to the fullest, was full of energy and kindness, with a positive, confident attitude and discipline, which she carried not only to the gym but also to work. Always willing to provide a helping hand and go above and beyond.
Truly, one of a kind. Memorial service and celebration will be scheduled in the future. She will be interred with her father at National Memorial Park in Falls Church, VA.