The family of Luke Sandoe has revealed that his cause of death was not a suicide after all.
On August 3rd, which would’ve been Sandoe’s 32nd birthday, the family of Luke Sandoe refuted claims of suicide and have confirmed that his cause of death was due to heart failure. The family put out a post on Luke Sandoe’s official Instagram page on what would have been the bodybuilder’s 32nd birthday. They would share what they called a “best and final gift” for Luke, his official cause of death.
The news of the bodybuilder’s passing was a truly shocking and sad turn of events. Based on information from other sources it had appeared as if the UK bodybuilder had potentially taken his own life during the lockdown based on original statements made by those close to him. It has now been confirmed that this was not the case.
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Sandoe’s family also mentioned that the bodybuilding industry, particulalry sponsors and promoters were intergral in the bodybuilder’s passing. They sited the fact that the industry’s low standards of ensuring competitors maintain exceptional health helped to lead to Sandoe’s death.
The original post on Sandoe’s death suggested that the bodybuilder committed suicide. Many in the community who were thought to be close to Sandoe referenced mental health and depression when giving their condolences. This in turn led to the assumption that the bodybuilder did harm to himself.
Now that the facts have been presented by the family of Luke Sandoe, the matter has been cleared up. The Generation Iron team once again sends condolences to the family and friends of Luke Sandoe.
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