Bodybuilder & Influencer Killed In Hit & Run Outside Of Home

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Denis Yoshio was shot and killed outside of his home, suspects fled immediately.

Bodybuilder and influencer Denis Yoshio died after being shot outside of his home in Vila Matilde, Sao Paulo on Saturday night.

Yoshio sustained gunshot wounds from motorcyclists, who fled the scene immediately. The bodybuilder was helped into a car by his brother before firefighters arrived and helped transfer him to Tatuape Municipal Hospital. Yoshio went into cardiac arrest after arriving at the hospital as one of the bullets hit his spine.

Police continue to investigate the incident but have not made any arrests. They were told by a witness that he dropped off Yoshio at his house to pick up money after his car broke down. He was then shot once he got out of the car and headed toward his home.


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Yoshio’s girlfriend, Amanda Legora, took to Instagram to confirm the news of his death and share updates on his funeral.

“It’s with extreme sadness that we inform you of the death of Denis Yoshio. As soon as we have the information about his funeral, we will let you know.”

“I’m nothing without you. Please come home, my love. You gave my life meaning. I can’t be far from you. I can’t exist without yo. I need to be with you. God, please help me. Tell me this is one of your practical jokes, please. Don’t leave me here alone.”

Denis Yoshio had a large presence on social media and often shared different workouts and physique updates. He enjoyed fitness and was able to turn it into a career while also inspiring others to be their best. Yoshio would add different quotes into his videos as well.

“You can do everything except give up.”

“Only those who pursue their goals are capable of achieving success.”

Generation Iron sends condolences to the family and friends of Denis Yoshio. For more news and updates, follow Generation Iron on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.

Greg Patuto
Greg has covered the four major sports for six years and has been featured on sites such as Sports Illustrated, Fox Sports, SB Nation,, and FanSided. Now, he is transitioning into the world of bodybuilding and strength sports.