Valdir Segato

‘Brazilian Hulk’ Bodybuilder and TikTok Star Dies at 55

A Brazilian bodybuilder and TikTok star, Valdir Segato who injected himself with oil for bigger muscles has died at 55, as reported by New York Post.

Segato had been using potentially fatal injections for years, risking strokes and infections, to get huge biceps, pectorals and back muscles.

He had pre previously said his body inspirations were Arnold Schwarzenegger and fictional characters like the Hulk.

“They call me Hulk, Schwarzenegger and He-Man all the time and I like that. I’ve doubled my biceps but I still want to be bigger,” he said in 2016, according to the Daily Mail.

Six years ago, the São Paulo native was warned he would face amputation, or at least nerve damage and music disfigurement, as a result of the injections if he continued to use them.

His biceps blew up to 23 inches after he started injecting himself. He had come to be known as “the monster” on the streets and was proud of his title.

He posted images of his body transformation on social media and even called himself “Valdir Synthol” on Instagram.

While the bodybuilder had 1.7 million followers on TikTok, local media reported that he lived an isolated life with few friends or visitors.

Moisés da Conceição da Silva told Brazil’s Globo news that Segato rented a property built behind his family’s house, and on the day of his death, he had complained about shortness of breath.

“It was around 6 a.m., more or less. He came crawling through the back house and came to the front. Then he knocked on my mother’s window, knocked, knocked, then she woke up and he said ‘Help me, help me because I’m dying,’” da Silva told the publication.

Segato was taken to a medical facility, but he fell at reception, appearing to have a heart attack.

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