Bodybuilder Justyn Vicky, 33, dies in ‘freak accident’ after gym barbell falls on neck as heartbroken pals pay tribute

FITNESS influencer Justyn Vicky has died aged 33 after a tragic accident at a gym while attempting to squat 450lbs.

The young bodybuilder, who had almost 30,000 Instagram followers, died shortly after the horror accident in Sanur, Bali.

Fitness trainer Justyn Vicky, 33, died shortly after the tragic accident at the gym in Bali


Fitness trainer Justyn Vicky, 33, died shortly after the tragic accident at the gym in BaliPhoto credit: @justynvickybali_island/CEN
The bodybuilder was known for the


The bodybuilder was known for the “love and passion” he put into his personal coachingPhoto credit: @justynvickybali_island/CEN

The bodybuilder, nutritionist and personal trainer was strength training at The Paradise Bali gym on July 15 when the tragedy struck.

Footage shows the 33-year-old from East Java, Indonesia, grunting while trying to stretch his legs while the heavy pole rests on his shoulders.

As he struggles to stand upright, the lone observer behind him is utterly helpless as Justyn falls on his butt seconds later.

As the influencer hits the ground, the stacked barbell crashes onto his neck, forcing his head forward at a horrifying angle.

Then he falls backwards on the floor in front of horrified gymgoers.

After the accident, Justyn was rushed to a local hospital with a broken neck and critical compression of vital nerves connecting the heart and lungs.

Despite the best efforts of the surgeons, he died shortly after emergency surgery.

Justyn was well known in Bali’s bodybuilding community, who are now mourning his sudden loss.

The Paradise Bali gym later said in a social media tribute, “To our dear Justyn, your impact on our lives is immeasurable.”

“Your legacy will live on through the countless lives you’ve touched, the transformations you’ve inspired, and the love and passion you’ve poured into every moment we’ve shared.”

“Rest peacefully, dear friend. You will remain in our hearts forever.”

That’s what his friend Gede Sutarya told the Bali Express. “Vicky was a good person, polite and outgoing. He always shared his knowledge of the gym.

“He also advised his friends at the gym to exercise caution and not exceed their capabilities.

“Only we ourselves can measure our own abilities. May Mas Vicky rest peacefully in the embrace of God and find a worthy place.”

Edmuns DeMars

Edmund DeMarche is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Edmund DeMarche joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing

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