Women’s Physique Bodybuilder Amy Richardson Has Passed Away At 49


Amy Richardson competed in the IFBB Women’s Physique division.

Women’s Physique bodybuilder Amy Richardson has passed away at 49 years old. The cause of death is unknown at this time.

Richardson’s sponsor, CJ’s Elite Competition Suits, posted a tribute to Richardson on Wednesday.

“Our hearts are heavy today as we say goodbye to our Iron Sister @amyrichardson_ifbbpro_proplx2 today. She always had a big smile, a laugh and a sarcastic word. We will miss her so much! Our love and prayers go out to Amy’s family during this difficult time.”

Amy Richardson attended the 2022 Olympia Weekend but contracted pneumonia and the flu while in Las Vegas. She shared that she got a rash all over her body after spending time in the hospital. Richardson shares a post on Instagram four days before her death thanking fronds and family for well wishes. It is not confirmed if this was the official cause of her death.

The Career of Amy Richardson

Amy Richardson found great success as a bodybuilder and powerlifter. She was an active competitor in the IFBB in the Women’s Physique division.

In 2022, Richardson competed in five shows across two divisions — Women’s Physique and Masters. The season was highlighted with a second-place finish at the Master’s World Pro in the Masters Over 40 division. Her best finish in Women’s Physique was during the Lenda Murray Savannah Pro, where she placed ninth.

Amy Richardson was a top Masters competitor, finishing in the top-five on a consistent basis. She displayed a passion for lifting and fitness as a whole on her Instagram page.

Generation Iron sends condolences to friends and family of Amy Richardson during this time. For more news and updates, follow Generation Iron on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.

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