Shaun Davis “Dinosaur”, a British Bodybuilder and Former Mr. Universe, Died at 57

Last Updated on December 2, 2023, 10:24 am

England: Renowned bodybuilder and former Mr. Universe Shaun Davis passed away unexpectedly

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Shaun Davis (Image via Facebook)

Shaun Davis, a well-known British bodybuilder and former Mr. Universe, died unexpectedly at 57. During his bodybuilding career, he was nicknamed ‘Dinosaur’ and won many bodybuilding titles until he was forced to retire due to kidney-related issues.

What happened to Shaun Davis?

Shaun Davis passed away unexpectedly. His friend Kuldeep Bhardwaj shared the tragic news in a post on social media after receiving the news from Helen Burrows.

“Rest in peace, my friend. You were a true inspiration from the day I met you at school, through your amazing bodybuilding years, and after. Your smile and laughter will be missed.”

There were no details about the cause of death. He had battled with kidney issues during his bodybuilding days, but it is unclear if these challenges played a role in his tragic passing.

Davis had a successful career as a bodybuilder, but unfortunately, he was forced to retire after kidney failure. He received dialysis three times a week and remained on the kidney transplant list for three years. He had a kidney transplant in January 2009. After recovering, Davis became a strong advocate for organ donation, encouraging people to register as organ donors.

Who was Shaun Davis?

Shaun Davis was a famous bodybuilder from Long Eaton, Derbyshire, England. He got involved with fitness and wellness at a young age. Soon, he began a professional bodybuilding career and garnered widespread appreciation. He earned the nickname ‘Dinosaur’ because of his incredible physique.

He won the Mr. Universe title in 1996. He also bagged several other prestigious titles, such as Mr. UK, Mr. Britain, Mr. Universe, and Mr. Pro Universe. His decorated career was cut short by his kidney-related issues. He was forced to retire.

Despite his achievements, he remained a down-to-earth, humble individual. He was a loyal friend who spread laughter and joy everywhere he went. He was a loving father to a daughter named Harley. His family was his whole world. He loved everyone in his life with all his heart. Everyone loved him due to his warm personality, friendly demeanor, and incredible sense of humor.

The community mourns Shaun Davis

The whole community has come together to mourn the loss of its cherished member. They have offered condolences and showered the family with prayers on social media. The support the community has shown for the family and friends is overwhelming.

He touched many lives with his warmth and kindness. All those who had the privilege of knowing him will dearly feel his absence. We offer our heartfelt condolences to the family and friends. May he rest in peace.


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