NPC Bodybuilder Sergio Fernandez Has Died At 41 Years Old

Sergio Fernandez was an up-and-coming bodybuilder in the NPC.

NPC bodybuilder Sergio Fernandez has passed away at the age of 41. Fernandez was a strong competitor on stage and made an impact in the fitness industry off stage. On Monday, Fernandez was assaulted and killed in a robbery attempt after leaving a gym in Mexico City. There have been no further details released about the incident.

A post was shared to Fernandez’s Instagram page as a memorial. This was a repost from the account of his wife, Alessa de Leon. Fernandez is survived by his wife and four-month old son, David.

“Who would have thought what would be our last picture together. What would be our final date, the last dessert. Our last family day, the last time you saw David’s face and how each time he moved and grew. Who would say it but I know that God has a purpose for our lives.

Thank you for giving me that last family outing, for always being on the lookout for us. Know that Nick is restless at home and wants to take a walk with us in the park, know when he’s hungry, sleepy, uncomfortable from the diaper. For that and more, I will always love you my darling, my life, my love.”

Sergio Fernandez began training to become a bodybuilder at a young age when he gained a passion for fitness. He began competing in the NPC in 2014 and finished first in the Men’s Heavyweight division at the NPC Europa Show of Champions. He continued to compete in this division until 2018, where he won gold at the NPC Gainesville Classic and silver during the Florida State Championships.

During those two shows in 2018, Fernandez also won gold in the Men’s Masters Over 40 division. He had experience competing against some IFBB pros during their time in NPC, including Rafael Brandão. Fernandez had a dream of moving up to the next level but also providing for his family.

Sergio Fernandez did some incredible work off the stage. He was a key figure for Muscular Development Latino magazine and website. Fernandez often worked as a contributing editor and motivational speaker. He was a great public speaker and liked to inspire others. He also worked as a trainer for many bodybuilders.

There has been a GoFundMe page setup where donations can be made to the family of Sergio Fernandez. This will also go toward funeral costs. Fernandez always put his family first and was working hard to provide for them and relocate to Spain. 

The sport of bodybuilding has lost a true inspiration on and off the stage. Generation Iron would like to send condolences to the family and friends of Sergio Fernandez.

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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.