Who Is Guy Del Corso? Popular Bodybuilder and Fitness Coach Dead

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Guy Del Corso, a popular bodybuilding and fitness coach, has died two weeks after suffering a debilitating stroke.

Guy Del Corso died Thursday, February 15th 2024, almost two weeks to the day after first suffering a stroke on February 2nd.

In this article, we learn more about the late New Jersey fitness coach.

Who was Guy Del Corso?

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Guy Del Corso was a legendary bodybuilding coach and a former Mr. New Jersey.

He developed a passion for fitness at a young age.

He got his first weight set and bench aged 14 and began working out in his father’s garage.

He opened his first gym — “Guy’s Gym” — in his early 20s inside of Paterson storefront, then later relocated to Hawthorne.

Del Corso was crowned Mr. New Jersey in 1988 and was still competing in bodybuilding competitions into his ’50s, retiring in 2009.

He became a coach in 2015 after being diagnosed with cancer and suffering a heart attack.

He created his own diet and workout plan and helped others achieve their physique goals.

Guy Del Corso also served as a northeast regional NPC judge and a contest preparation coach, guiding numerous athletes to victory and betterment.

He passed away peacefully on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2024 around 7 am.

He had suffered a stroke on Monday, Feb. 3, 2024, which affected his ability to talk and move the right side of his body.

Following his first stroke, his family shared a post: “As most of you already know, our dad, Guy, had a stroke on Monday morning. It has affected his ability to talk and move the right side of his body. He has little movement on his left side and we are praying for his ability to swallow. We will update as we progress▲,”

The statement continued: “Thank you so much for all of your kind messages and abundant prayers.

“We are sorry if we haven’t been able to respond to some of you, but know we read each and every one and are beyond thank ful for all of you? just PLEASE keep the prayers coming- we need as many as we can get and if you know our dad, you know that prayer is number one in his life +”

 

His family shared updates on his condition and expressed gratitude for the support and prayers received from well-wishers.

However, the story was not to have a happy ending as on Thursday, February 15th, Guy Del Corso passed.

A new statement from the family said: “We’re saddened to announce our father Guy has passed away peacefully today around 7 am. He was loved by all who knew him and will be missed terribly.

“It’s hard to believe this is real. Thank you guys for praying so hard. You guys know my dad would love that! Please know he loved each and every one of you. He truly did.

“It’s amazing to know there are so many great people out there. We are so thankful for everyone. We will keep everyone up to date on arrangements. We do ask you to keep us in your thoughts and prayers as we continue to grieve this loss. The greatest Guy we’ll ever know,” the statement said.

Del Corso was loved by all who knew him and will be missed terribly.

He was a fixture in the north east and the NPC bodybuilding world in general and did so much for the industry and inspired many people with his dedication and faith.

He will be sorely missed. May he rest in peace.

Source: GhanaCelebrities.Com

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