Bodybuilding Champ Andre Cavalcanti Dies at 34 — What Was His Cause of Death?

Bodybuilding champion Andre Cavalcanti was tragically killed in a devastating motorcycle accident in Brazil on Friday, July 5, 2024.

Allison DeGrushe - Author

Jul. 9 2024, Published 2:38 p.m. ET

In the early days of July 2024, the bodybuilding world was struck by a devastating loss with the unexpected passing of distinguished champion Andre Cavalcanti.

He was 34 years old.

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What happened? Here's what we know about the circumstances surrounding Andre Cavalcanti's tragic passing and the details surrounding his cause of death.

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What was Andre Cavalcanti's cause of death?

According to TMZ, Andre Cavalcanti was tragically killed in a horrific motorcycle accident in Brazil on Friday, July 5, 2024. The crash took place in Paraná's northern region, where a 17-year-old driver reportedly took his parents' car without permission and embarked on a joyride with two other minors.

The teen collided with Andre Cavalcanti head-on, causing the bodybuilding champ to be thrown from his bike. Cavalcanti was pronounced dead at the scene.

The teenager and his friends were taken to a nearby hospital and treated for unspecified injuries. As reported by The Sun, authorities are considering treating the 17-year-old as an adult and potentially charging him with a crime akin to homicide.

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Since the news broke, heartfelt tributes have flooded in for the late athlete. On July 6, the Paraná Bodybuilding Federation issued a statement on Instagram addressing Cavalcanti's untimely passing.

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"It is with great regret that we announce that our athlete PRO SUPPORT [Andre Cavalcanti] passed away this morning in a motorcycle accident," the organization wrote.

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The federation continued, "It was such a young life, full of plans. We ask God to comfort his family with the news of this tragedy. Andre was a great athlete, friend, partner, and he will always be remembered as the honest and dedicated person that he was.

"We have had a great loss here on earth, but heaven gains a gift," they concluded.

Our thoughts are with Andre's family, friends, and fans during this difficult time.

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