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.
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.”