Valdir Segato dead at 55 – 'Brazilian Hulk' who injected himself with OIL to create massive biceps dies on his birthday | The Sun
A BRAZILIAN bodybuilder and TikTok star who gained 1.6 million followers by injecting himself with oil has died on his 55th birthday.
Valdir Segato had been using life-threatening synthol injections for years to produce Hulk-like muscles despite warnings from doctors.
The online star gained fans around the world with his eye-popping muscles, which were pumped up with a dangerous concoction of oil, alcohol and painkillers.
He had been using the synthol injections for years to achieve his massive physique, but it appears to have also led to his passing.
Local media reported he was taken to hospital today complaining of shortness of breath.
Segato's neighbour, Moisés da Conceição da Silva, said the TikTok star was rushed to hospital where he died of a suspected heart attack, according to Brazil's Globo news.
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Silva said Segato had rented a property near his family home for more than 15 years, and asked for his mother's help the day he died.
He said: "It was around 6 am, 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'.
"They put him in the car and then the neighbour went to the UPA. He arrived at the UPA, he fell at the reception, having a heart attack. I think he had a heart attack."
His addiction to deadly synthol injections led the bodybuilder to ignore warnings over their risk of strokes, blocking of arteries and infections.
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Valdir, originally from Sao Paolo, rose to fame in recent years by proudly sharing videos of his enormous physique on social media.
While they do not improve strength, the oil injections ballooned Segato's biceps to a massive 23 inches.
He was warned six years ago that his oil injections could lead to amputation after they caused nerve damage – but he instead said he wanted to keep getting bigger.
Speaking in 2016, he said: "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."
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