Leon Brown, aka The Brown Bomber, has passed away
Sad news hits the bodybuilding world as reports indicate that Golden Era bodybuilder Leon Brown, also known as The Brown Bomber, has died. Brown competed and trained for just under 50 years. He was also the first bodybuilder to ever be featured in Sports Illustrated.
An official announcement has not yet been made, but news of Brown’s death started circulating on social media and early news reports. At the time of this writing, there has been no cause of death revealed.
Leon Brown was a Golden Age bodybuilder with a rollercoaster of a career filled with highs and lows. He shared the stage with truly legendary bodybuilders including the likes of Arnold Schwarzenegger, Franco Columbu, Sergio Oliva, Frank Zane, and Lou Ferrigno.