Bodybuilder “Mighty” Mike Quinn Has Passed Away At 61 After Battling Illness

Passed Away

Bodybuilder Mike Quinn became known for his impressive physique and huge biceps.

“Mighty” Mike Quinn has passed away at 61 years old after a long battle with an illness. His sister, Kellie, shared the news via Facebook on Tuesday. An exact cause of death was not revealed but his sister mentioned that he has been battling an illness for quite some time.

“After a long illness, my brother Mike, a.k.a. “Mighty Mike Quinn”, has received his angel wings.

Michael touched many lives, and will be missed.

We’ll love you always,
Kellie ❤️🙏❤️”

About Mike Quinn  

1981was a former IFBB Pro and WBF Pro bodybuilder who was born on November 18th, 1961 and grew up in Brockton, Massachusetts. Mike Quinn was known as one of bodybuilding’s most decorated icons of the sport. Mike Quinn burst onto the scene at a young age because of his impressive physique, biceps and overall strength. Well known during the 80s, Quinn leaves behind a lasting legacy in professional bodybuilding.

Mike Quinn Competition History

  • 1981 Mr. America, HeavyWeight, 10th place
  • 1981 Teen Mr. America, Heavyweight & Overall, 1st place
  • 1982 NPC Junior Nationals, HeavyWeight, 2nd place
  • 1982 NPC Nationals, HeavyWeight, 7th place
  • 1983 NPC USA Championships, HeavyWeight, 4th place
  • 1984 Mr. America, Medium, 3rd place
  • 1984 Mr. Universe, Medium, 1st place
  • 1984 World Championships, Medium, 2nd place
  • 1986 NPC Nationals HeavyWeight, 4th place
  • 1987 NPC USA Championships, HeavyWeight & Overall, 1st place
  • 1987 IFBB Detroit Pro Invitational, 4th place
  • 1988 IFBB England Grand Prix, 5th place
  • 1988 IFBB France Grand Prix, 5th place
  • 1988 IFBB Grand Prix Germany, 4th place
  • 1988 IFBB Italian Grand Prix, 7th place
  • 1988 IFBB Grand Prix Greece, 4th place
  • 1988 IFBB Grand Prix Spain, 4th place
  • 1988 IFBB Grand Prix US Pro, 5th place
  • 1988 Mr. Olympia, 5th place
  • 1989 IFBB World Pro Championships, 4th place
  • 1989 IFBB Grand Prix England, 7th place
  • 1989 IFBB Finnish Grand Prix, 8th place
  • 1989 IFBB Grand Prix Holland, 7th place
  • 1989 Mr. Olympia, 7th place
  • 1990 IFBB Grand Prix Holland, 12th place
  • 1991 Mr. Olympia, 11th place
  • 1991 WBF Grand Prix, 12th place
  • 1993 IFBB Night of Champions
  • 1994 IFBB Night of Champions, 5th place
  • 1994 Mr. Olympia
  • 1994 IFBB San Jose Pro Invitational, 11th place
  • 1999 IFBB Night of Champions
  • 1999 IFBB World Pro Championships, 17th place

The Career of Mike Quinn

Mike Quinn began training at age 13. He quickly developed a passion for fitness and developed as an athlete at a young age. As he continued to train, Quinn had an eye on powerlifting.

Quinn benched 220 pounds in one of his first training sessions, which showed off his raw strength. Quinn would workout for two hours a day, including weightlifting and cardio. He enjoyed fitness and was able to turn it into a successful career.

At 18 years old, Quinn began competing as a bodybuilder and won one of his first competitions. He finished first overall during the AAU Teen Mr. America.

Quinn eventually moved up to the IFBB and competed in four Olympia competitions over the course of his career. As a professional, Quinn built a massive physique and because known for his biceps. Because of this, he was also featured on the cover of man fitness magazines.

Following his career, Mike Quinn remained open about his steroid use, which began around 18 years old. He voiced his opinions often on the happenings around the sport of bodybuilding.

Generation Iron sends condolences to family and friends during this time.

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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.