Two weeks prior to Greg’s death, he had been suffering from water retention issues, and he had recently undergone mitral valve surgery. ); 'transitionOut' : 'elastic', Since the short text that I've joined (pic format) is SO FULL OF BULLSHIT that it's smells!! Details are sketchy at this time, but as we find out more we will update this post. 'showCloseButton' : true, } Our thoughts are with Greg's family, friends and fans during this time. 'title' : jQuery('#fancybox-wrap>div').html()+' ', I remember being sore from head to toe just trying to hang with him and lift a fraction of the weight that he was capable of. 'titlePosition' : 'outside', jQuery(document).ready(function() { --> Throughout his career, Greg has lectured on sports nutrition and strength training to thousands of athletes all over the world, holding seminars in Hawaii, Australia, Spain, England, Greece, Germany, and Russia. function spu_createCookie(name, value, days) { Greg’s arms measured over 25 inches, his chest 70 inches, and his legs a colossal 35 inches. He was inspirational, a wonderful brother and a good son. Anyone who knew him would feel this as well. Standing 6’4″ tall with 400 lbs muscle mass he was a rare bodybuilder with massive size throughout his frame. He is survived by his parents and two sisters. I always joked with him over the "1 carat diamond flawless versus the 2 carat diamond in the rough theory" LOL. Kovacs died on November 22, 2013 at approximately 9:50 PM, in his Mississauga, Ontario condominium from heart failure. He was generous, intelligent and absolutely beautiful. Our thoughts are with Greg's family, friends and fans during this time. What follows is a statement by Greg's sister Kristina Kovacs Finbow: "Dear friends of Gregory....those who knew and loved him. Not many people are able to realize their dreams and possibilities nor set a bar so high for themselves. We've just had reports that Greg Kovacs has died from a heart attack he suffered. Nasser El Sonbaty was arguably an uncrowned Mr. Olympia, unfortunately he died at a very young age. We shared many laughs and many, many, many, meals together (he ate more protein than any human I've ever known) LOL. if (c.substring(nameEQ.length,c.length).length == 0) return "noname"; Realizing his genetics made him more suited for size and power than symmetry and shape, Greg retired from competitive bodybuilding in 2005 to start his own business and coach competitive athletes. } Kovacs died on November 22, 2013 at approximately 9:50 PM, in his Mississauga, Ontario condominium from heart failure. The passing of Greg Kovacs is a huge loss to the bodybuilding community. for(var i=0;i < ca.length;i++) { Greg Kovacs (Died Age 44) Greg Kovacs was a Canadian bodybuilder born and raised in Niagara Falls, Ontario with a rare monumental height compared to most pro bodybuilders. Anyway, Greg was very passionate about sport bodybuilding and had many friends and fans throughout the course of his career. 'overlayOpacity' : 0.3, ! He will indeed be missed. 'overlayShow' : true, } else { 'speedOut' : '300', We were very close in our early days on our journey to become professional bodybuilders. fshowMsg = false; }); With an off-season weight of 420 pounds, Greg towered over his competition, packing more mass on his frame than anyone in the history of bodybuilding. Like his gargantuan size, Greg’s power was also unmatched. I have decided to make this post to represent our family. var fshowMsg = true; } Greg Kovacs was just 44 years of age. 'resizeOnWindowResize' : true, He died in his sleep due to kidney and heart failure. Kovacs had no children. SPUPOPUPNO1 We've just had reports that Greg Kovacs has died from a heart attack he suffered. } 'scrolling' : 'auto', date.setTime(date.getTime()+(days*24*60*60*1000)); "The Strongest Bodybuilder Alive" won his procard at the Canadian Nationals in 1996. else var expires = ""; We thank you for the outpouring of kindness love and respect at this very difficult and sad time. 'transitionIn' : 'elastic', He is survived by his parents and two sisters. Details are sketchy at this time, but as we find out more we will update this post. if (days) { 'autoDimensions' : true, var date = new Date(); This gentle giant suffered a heart attack this past November, although the official cause of death was listed as organ failure. 'speedIn' : '300', while (c.charAt(0)==' ') c = c.substring(1,c.length); var ca = document.cookie.split(';'); Gregory Kovacs died on November 22, 2013 from heart failure. if (c.indexOf(name) == 0) return c.substring(name.length,c.length); if (c.indexOf(nameEQ) == 0) { What I will miss most is his humour and his laughter. 'overlayColor' : '#666' 'hideOnContentClick': false, Thank you all" -Kristina Kovacs Finbow, "I am very sad to hear that my old friend and former training partner Greg Kovacs has passed away of heart failure! } Greg Kovacs was just 44 years of age. Please remember him for his greatness, though he passed too soon, he accomplished what possibly no human that walks the earth could and he lived his dream. Below is a photo of Greg Kovacs and Dorian Yates at the MUSCLE INSIDER booth in 2010. return c.substring(nameEQ.length,c.length); His highest professional bodybuilding placing was 13th at the 2004 Arnold Classic. var nameEQ = name + "="; 'titleShow' : true, From the moment he was born I lived to make him laugh so I could hear it. // Cookie exists, skip message R.I.P" -Canadian IFBB Pro Art Dilkes. } jQuery(document).on('click', '#subs', function(event){ //jQuery(document).on('click', '#subs', function(event){ jQuery('.subs').trigger('click'); var expires = "; expires="+date.toGMTString(); var persistance = 1; I am his older sister. ", Greg was a columnist at Muscle Insider and at Rx Muscle  - The Kovacian:  http://www.rxmuscle.com/articles/the-kovacian.html, http://www.rxmuscle.com/articles/the-kovacian.html. Greg Kovacs (December 16, 1968 – November 25, 2013) Giant-sized canadian bodybuilder Greg Kovacs dies at age 44 of a steroids overdose heart attack. Kovacs had no children. if(!cookieRet) { Today on November 29, 2013, former IFBB pro bodybuilder Greg Kovacs was reported dead at the age of 44 in his Mississauga, Ontario condominium of a heart attack. var cookieRet = spu_readCookie('spu_cookiesubs');