Chris Bumstead reacts to George Peterson’s tragic passing.
After the shocking news of the passing of George Peterson III, Classic Physique Olympia champion Chris Bumstead reacts to the horrible news.
The bodybuilding world is still reeling from the news of George Peterson passing away. Peterson’s sudden passing shocked everyone and has sent shockwaves through the community. As of now there is still no cause of death, which has only sparked speculation online.
Perhaps the most shocking piece of information about this whole case is how young George Peterson was. At 37 years old, Peterson had so much left to offer not only the bodybuilding community, but the world. So many individuals have come forward to express just how incredible a man Peterson was.
By all accounts George Peterson was a gentleman, a kind and respectful human being who left a positive impression on everyone he crossed paths with. That includes the men he competing against in not only the 212 division, but the Classic Physique division as well. Namely reigning Classic Physique Olympia champion Chris Bumstead.
Having competed a number of times against George Peterson, Chris Bumstead had the opportunity to know the man on a different level. Competing against another high level athlete creates a bond that few can understand. Peterson and Bumstead both pursued the top honor of becoming Olympia champion. Both men pushed each other to become better versions of themselves. As such, the passing of Peterson has affected Bumstead greatly.
The passing of George Peterson still fresh, Chris Bumstead did his part to honor the passing of his compatriot.
Moments I won’t forget.
I appreciate you pushing me on stage and being a man to look up to both on and off the stage. Humble and hardworking at its finest.
Sending my love to your loved ones brother. RIP🙏🏼❤️
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The passing of George Peterson will send reverberations throughout the bodybuilding community. With so many competitors and veterans passing over the last few years, question will continue to arise as to the safety of the athletes involved.
The Generation Iron team extends condolences to the family and friends of George Peterson III.
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