Hungarian bodybuilder Zoltán Vida contracted Coronavirus and has unfortunately passed away as a result of the nefarious illness. Vida died on December 12, 2021 and leaves behind a career filled with dedication and an unyielding commitment to his craft.
The unfortunate news of Vida’s death was first revealed by his wife on Facebook. Since the young age of 13, Vida engaged in competitive sports. In his earlier years as a competitor, Vida regularly stood atop the podium at the Hungarian Championships. Zoltán Vida opened a gym in 1990.
I have to share with the broken heart the incomprehensible that my dear husband Zoltán Vida left us here on Sunday evening, December 12, 2021 … every moment is painless and meaningless to me. The covid has taken away from me and I have become nothing and nothing without You My Only Love! I will keep your memory until the last beat of my heart!
Hungarian Bodybuilding Staple Zoltán Vida Has Passed Away
Hungary is currently grappling with COVID-19 and sadly this isn’t the first top athlete from the country to contract a severe infection. Notable gymnast Szilveszter Csollány contracted the illness and has been kept alive in the hospital with the help of an artificial lung since Dec. 3.
Along his journey as a coach, Zoltán Vida has managed a solid stable of athletes. Vida and his pupils have succeeded at four European championships and six world titles.
Sadly, deaths in bodybuilding continue to pile up. Zoltán Vida is the latest victim and the pain reverberated throughout the bodybuilding community all week. After all, it wasn’t just the loss of a notable figure, but the loss of a legitimate coach for any aspiring athlete in Hungary.
Sajnos lezárult a magyar testépítő sport eddigi történelme: elhunyt az utolsó nagy klub vezetője, Vida Zoltán. Számtalan…
At 51-years-old Vida was still a potent threat on stage. As seen above, the bodybuilder had a knack for staying in shape all year, and his discipline produced an incredibly chiseled build even in his older age. Vida had a stage presence that few men could match and that always made him an imposing challenger any time he entered sanctioned events.
With COVID-19 rearing its head far too often, the news is saddening, but at least Vida’s work will live on for eternity. Surely, with the recent passing of Zoltán Vida, Hungarian athletes will take to the stage with a heavy heart the next time a big show is afoot.