“This Is Terrible”: Unexpected Demise of 34-YO Bodybuilder Awaiting Kidney Transplant Jolts Bodybuilding World

Published 02/08/2024, 12:52 AM EST

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In a shocking turn of events, the bodybuilding community is grappling with the untimely demise of 34-year-old Brazilian bodybuilder Cristhian Annes. His unexpected passing comes merely two months after being added to the kidney transplant list, leaving a void in the hearts of fans and followers.

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Annes, hailing from Ponta Grossa, made a lasting impact on the world of bodybuilding. Born with just one kidney, he faced an uphill battle from the start. In 2022, the harsh reality hit him: his solitary kidney was failing. As complications arose, Annes found himself on the transplant list, hoping for a second chance at life.

The untimely demise of Cristhian Annes

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The news of Annes’ passing reverberated across social media. Generation Iron shared the post and stated, “We are sad to report the passing of Brazilian bodybuilder Cristhian Annes, just two months after being put on the list for a kidney transplant. RIP Cristhian.” His girlfriend, Wanna Teixeira, shared her grief, revealing that Annes had chosen to keep his struggles private, only revealing them when hope for a transplant emerged.

 

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“He stayed quiet when he got the results because everything was off and he didn’t want to tell anyone. He refused to undergo treatment. Now finally, he had hope but there wasn’t enough time,” said Teixeira. The Brazilian bodybuilder wasn’t just a bodybuilder; he was a mentor and coach, guiding others on their wellness journeys. His presence in various bodybuilding contests across Brazil and his success as a fitness model spoke volumes about his commitment to the industry.

January 20th marked the beginning of a somber chapter as Annes was admitted to the hospital. Despite the valiant efforts of medical professionals and the overwhelming support from his loved ones, he succumbed to the relentless battle just two weeks later. Before his tragic death, Annes discovered that 68 individuals were awaiting a kidney transplant, shedding light on the pressing need for organ donors. Fans reacted to the news with sadness and shock at a young athlete’s untimely demise.

The bodybuilding community is in sheer shock

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The reaction from fans expresses empathy and concern for Anne’s family and loved ones. One such comment read, “Thought with his family and loved ones.” Fans are acknowledging the shared grief and offering their thoughts and support during this difficult time, “That’s so sad”

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Fans were in disbelief and frustrated, asking questions regarding the situation, “This is terrible. How did nobody help him with this issue?” A few mentioned his unfulfilled aspirations and expressed, “This man had dreams and goals… Rest in peace.” “Rest In Peace” is a simple and heartfelt farewell, expressing the hope that Cristhian Annes finds peace in the afterlife.

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