Parents Of Bodybuilder Neil Currey Blame Steroids For His Death

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Parents say Bodybuilder Neil Currey became “very isolated and depressed” before his death.

There has been more information shared involving the death of Classic Physique bodybuilder Neil Currey. Neil Currey’s parents recently spoke with the Sheffield City Council’s coroner’s office and believe the use of steroids played a major role in the death of their son.

At the time of Currey’s death, there was no cause revealed. On Tuesday, the coroner’s office confirmed that the bodybuilder died from a combination of methamphetamines and cocaine. Currey’s parents shared a written statement where they spoke on Currey’s behavior once he began using steroids.

In the statement, the couple claimed that Currey’s steroid use “went off the scale” at the beginning of 2023. They also claim he became “very isolated and depressed,” which led to cutting himself off from his family. Currey’s parents elaborated in their discussion with the Sheffield City Council’s office.

“It is accepted practice throughout the bodybuilding fraternity to take these drugs.

Without the use of steroids, it is impossible to compete. Although, this is called ‘cheating’ in any other sport.”

Currey’s parents continue to mourn the loss of their son after it was ruled there was drugs involved.

“He would light up the room when he entered it and he had a wonderful smile that lit up his face. He is terribly missed and our lives will never be the same again.”


The Career Of Neil Currey

Born and raised in the UK, Currey developed a passion for fitness at a young age. He found love for football while in school and this is when he began lifting weights. As the years went on, Currey began focusing on his workout routine and diet plan leading to a career in bodybuilding, taking huge inspiration from other bodybuilders such as Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Neil Currey made his bodybuilding debut during the 2017 World Championships when he finished fifth in the pro muscle category. He moved to the NPC level the very next year and finished first during the NPC Worldwide Amateur Olympia Italy competitions, earning his IFBB Pro Card and being able to compete against some of the best bodybuilders in the world.

Currey became a Classic Physique competitor at the IFBB level, making his debut in 2019 with a seventh place finish at the Kuwait Pro, not bad for his first time on the pro stage. He also made an appearance on some of the biggest stages in the sport, such as the Tampa and Pittsburgh Pro competitions. In 2022, Currey won gold at the New York Pro and punched his ticket to his first Olympia competition.

Currey took the stage at the 2022 Olympia and finished 16th in the Classic Physique division.

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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.