Powerlifter Otis Perkins Has Passed Away

Otis Perkins, who was involved in a car accident last week, has passed away.

Powerlifter Otis Perkins has passed away from complications from pneumonia on Saturday. Perkins was involved in a car accident on July 11 and rushed to the hospital. He sustained major injuries from the accident and required surgery.

Otis Perkins caught a high fever and ran into complications with his lungs during his time in the hospital. There was not enough air getting to his lungs because of the pneumonia and this caused his heart to fail. Perkins passed away on Saturday morning.

Following the accident, there was a GoFundMe page set up where all of the proceeds were to be send to Perkins to cover medical expenses and long-term care.

Strength Wars star, Larry “Wheels” Williams, a powerlifter and close friend of Perkins, took to Instagram to pay tribute to Perkins.

“@black_tom_cruise
The man brought laughs everywhere he went. Funniest man I ever met. He possessed all the traits of a GREAT friend.
I love him and hold him closer to almost anyone I know. It hurts to accept he’s gone.
No matter what life threw at him he kept a smile and his head held high. Otis Perkins you will be missed”

 

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Otis Perkins made a name for himself in the powerlifting game by performing great feats of strength, both in competitions and on Instagram. He grew as a well-known figure in the sport and made many friends while competing. Larry Wheels recent youtube video revealed he made his recent trip to New York to train as a Powerlifter alongside Perkins.

Generation Iron will continue to update this piece as more information becomes available as no official source has confirmed the death or details at this time.

Generation Iron send out condolences to the friends and family of Otis Perkins during this difficult time. For more news and updates, follow Generation Iron on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.