George Peterson Wiki – George Peterson Biography
Bodybuilder George Peterson has reportedly died, according to an announcement from Olympia LLC made on Oct. 6, 2021.
A native of New York, Peterson, known as “Da Bull,” rose to prominence in the Classic Physique division. He earned his IFBB Pro card by winning the 2016 NPC Nationals in that division.
He was 37 years old.
George Peterson AKA Da Bull Died
Peterson unexpectedly passed away this week at only 37, just days before he was scheduled to compete in a top bodybuilding competition.
“It is with great sadness that we report the unexpected passing of George Peterson, a champion on stage and off,” officials from the Mr. Olympia competition announced on social media.
Peterson was in Orlando when he died preparing for the Olympia competition — which kicks off Wednesday.
The cause of George’s death is not yet clear, but his coach and close friend, Justin Miller, who found Peterson deceased, provided additional details on his death.
Miller says Peterson was in incredible spirits the night before he died and was pumped for the upcoming competition.
However, Miller says GP wasn’t responding to texts or phone calls the next day, so he became worried and went to George’s hotel room.
Inside, tragically, Peterson was face down on the floor, cold. Still, Miller, desperate to help his friend, called 911 and was instructed to do CPR.
Unfortunately, Peterson ho likely passed several hours earlier, could not be saved.
Peterson’s first professional victory was at the Tampa Pro in 2017, and he went on to place third in the Classic Physique Olympia that same year. After a second straight top-three Olympia finish in 2018, he entered and won the 2019 Arnold Classic Physique contest in Columbus, OH. Once again, Peterson finished in an impressive third place at the 2019 Olympia.
George was a constant figure on the bodybuilding circuit, competing at shows across the country, including the Olympia 4 times.
Peterson won the Classic Physique competition at the 2019 Arnold Classic.
After the 2019 season, Peterson announced that he was moving up to the 212 division as he struggled to make weight in Classic Physique.
He started his career in the new division the same way he began in the previous one — winning the 2020 Tampa Pro. He also finished his first season in 212 the same way he finished in Classic Physique, by placing third at the Olympia. Shaun Clarida won the 2020 O title.
Peterson sat out the 2021 season to prepare for the Olympia which he qualified for by being in the top five of his division at the 2020 Olympia at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, Oct. 7-10. The 2021 Olympia would have been Peterson’s fifth straight Olympia appearance.