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    Default RIP Gianluca Catapano

    Another sad new.

    He was 47 years old and fought for a long time against the disease. Gianluca Catapano, former world champion, athlete and pro bodybuilder, died at the hospital in Avellino, where he was hospitalized. Catapano, was the owner of the well-known Olympic Club of Benevento. He should have participated in The Italian Phoenix, a sporting event scheduled for Saturday, June 22 at Telese Terme. In his last post published on the Facebook page, he made his presence official at the event.

    From his insta, I guess this is of his woman:

    Gianluca Catapano IFBB-Pro was laid to rest on Saturday June 8th, 2019 in Avellino, Italy.

    We are still out of words, he left us too soon.


    We wanted to take this opportunity to thank you all for your sincere thoughts and kind words. Is very heartwarming to see how many lives he impacted , touched and transformed with just being himself. Gianluca was loved and respected worldwide; he had a way of making everyone feel special. He was very passionate, full of life, Joy, loved people and put his heart and soul in everything he did. Bodybuilding was his life and created sucessful career out of it. Although he is not physically here anymore , he will forever be in our hearts. He will never be forgotten.
    Thank you all for your loyalty and trust all this years and for being part of his life journey/legacy.
    For those who are able to fly to Italy; we invite you to attend the “ Gianluca Catapano Classic “The Italian Phoenix” on Saturday June 22, 2019 . There will be a memorial held for him as well.


    R.I.P Campione until we meet again.
    1996


    Canada Pro Cup - IFBB, 19th
    Florida Pro Invitational - IFBB, 18th
    Night of Champions - IFBB, Did not place


    1997


    Canada Pro Cup - IFBB, Did not place
    Night of Champions - IFBB, Did not place


    2002


    Grand Prix England - IFBB, 22nd


    2006


    Grand Prix Australia - IFBB, Did not place


    2007


    Santa Susanna Pro - IFBB, Did not place


    2008


    Houston Pro Championships - IFBB, Did not place


    2011


    Tampa Pro Championships - IFBB, LightWeight, 8th
    Toronto Pro - IFBB, LightWeight, 13th


    2012


    Europa Supershow - IFBB, LightWeight, 15th
    Olympia - Masters - IFBB, Did not place


    2013


    New York Pro Championships - IFBB, LightWeight, Did not place
    Orlando Show of Champions - IFBB, LightWeight, 15th
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    Oh no! That’s such sad news.

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    We lose too many, too young.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beti ona View Post

    That's an entertaining posing routine, he liked being on the stage.

    RIP

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    A long illness. Anyone know the illness?

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    RIP Iron Brother.

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    It is scary how many of us die young, what is happening?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ben1 View Post
    It is scary how many of us die young, what is happening?
    A logical explanation is that now we know more than before about these deaths.
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    Quote Originally Posted by toxix avenger View Post
    A long illness. Anyone know the illness?
    Anyone know?

    RIP

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    Quote Originally Posted by toxix avenger View Post
    A long illness. Anyone know the illness?
    He had some problems for years:

    This is my story…..

    In 2002, doctors told me that I had “ulcerative colitis,” a genetic illness, which had affected my entire colon. Because the risk of cancer was so great, the doctors recommended that my colon be removed.

    Although the primary surgery went smoothly, I had internal bleeding post-operatively. The bleeding was so extensive that an emergency surgery was required followed by three days in intensive care. The blood loss was so great that the doctors weren’t sure I would survive.

    But, I did survive! When I was released from the hospital, life began to get back to normal and I got back to training.

    However, the nightmare continued….

    In 2003, I perforated an intestine with the spike of a seed from a watermelon. This resulted in a severe case of septicemia. Once again, my life was in danger. I was in the hospital for 53 days and had another 2 major life-saving operations!

    The doctors and medical staff were not sure if I would pull through, but I knew that I would. Although this was the biggest challenge that I had ever faced on or off-stage, I had survived once and I was sure I could do it again. No matter how touch the battle is, I have and will always face it head on.

    I have cheated death 4 times….so, that is why the title of my first DVD is:

    The Italian Phoenix - Raised from the Ashes!!!

    http://www.mesomorphosis.com/store/v...n-phoenix.html
    http://betionastore.es/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beti ona View Post
    He had some problems for years:

    This is my story…..

    In 2002, doctors told me that I had “ulcerative colitis,” a genetic illness, which had affected my entire colon. Because the risk of cancer was so great, the doctors recommended that my colon be removed.

    Although the primary surgery went smoothly, I had internal bleeding post-operatively. The bleeding was so extensive that an emergency surgery was required followed by three days in intensive care. The blood loss was so great that the doctors weren’t sure I would survive.

    But, I did survive! When I was released from the hospital, life began to get back to normal and I got back to training.

    However, the nightmare continued….

    In 2003, I perforated an intestine with the spike of a seed from a watermelon. This resulted in a severe case of septicemia. Once again, my life was in danger. I was in the hospital for 53 days and had another 2 major life-saving operations!

    The doctors and medical staff were not sure if I would pull through, but I knew that I would. Although this was the biggest challenge that I had ever faced on or off-stage, I had survived once and I was sure I could do it again. No matter how touch the battle is, I have and will always face it head on.

    I have cheated death 4 times….so, that is why the title of my first DVD is:

    The Italian Phoenix - Raised from the Ashes!!!

    http://www.mesomorphosis.com/store/v...n-phoenix.html
    Cheers Beti

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    I had no idea he went through all that. RIP
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    RIP.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Harris View Post
    We lose too many, too young.
    This. RIP
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    Quote Originally Posted by harmankardon1 View Post
    Cheers Beti
    Thanks!!
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