function spu_createCookie(name, value, days) { SPUPOPUPNO1 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! Kovacs died on November 22, 2013 at approximately 9:50 PM, in his Mississauga, Ontario condominium from heart failure. var nameEQ = name + "="; Gregory Kovacs died on November 22, 2013 from heart failure. We shared many laughs and many, many, many, meals together (he ate more protein than any human I've ever known) LOL. He was inspirational, a wonderful brother and a good son. if (c.indexOf(name) == 0) return c.substring(name.length,c.length); 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. Canadian Bodybuilder Greg Kovaks died today of heart failure at the age of 44. "During the late ‘90s, Greg Kovacs dominated the size and strength side of pro bodybuilding. What I will miss most is his humour and his laughter. return c.substring(nameEQ.length,c.length); } ); 'transitionOut' : 'elastic', // Cookie exists, skip message What follows is a statement by Greg's sister Kristina Kovacs Finbow: "Dear friends of Gregory....those who knew and loved him. jQuery('.subs').fancybox({ spu_createCookie('spu_cookiesubs', 'subs', persistance); } 'transitionIn' : 'elastic', His highest professional bodybuilding placing was 13th at the 2004 Arnold Classic. He is survived by his parents and two sisters. Gregory developed over 27 inch arms in the prime of his career. 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. return null; ", 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. if (c.substring(nameEQ.length,c.length).length == 0) return "noname"; var ca = document.cookie.split(';'); 'overlayColor' : '#666' This gentle giant suffered a heart attack this past November, although the official cause of death was listed as organ failure. And not only reach it jump over it with room to spare. He was generous, intelligent and absolutely beautiful. var expires = "; expires="+date.toGMTString(); He died in his sleep due to kidney and heart failure. date.setTime(date.getTime()+(days*24*60*60*1000)); else var expires = ""; 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. Standing 6’4″ tall with 400 lbs muscle mass he was a rare bodybuilder with massive size throughout his frame. fshowMsg = false; for(var i=0;i < ca.length;i++) { 'centerOnScroll' : true, He will indeed be missed. 'hideOnContentClick': false, ! } Below is a photo of Greg Kovacs and Dorian Yates at the MUSCLE INSIDER booth in 2010. Two weeks prior to Greg’s death, he had been suffering from water retention issues, and he had recently undergone mitral valve surgery. "The Strongest Bodybuilder Alive" won his procard at the Canadian Nationals in 1996. Greg’s arms measured over 25 inches, his chest 70 inches, and his legs a colossal 35 inches. Greg Kovacs was just 44 years of age. I have decided to make this post to represent our family. We've just had reports that Greg Kovacs has died from a heart attack he suffered. If you can't read french language, you are blessed. if(!cookieRet) { Kovacs had no children. if (days) { var c = ca[i]; } else { jQuery('.subs').trigger('click'); "The Strongest Bodybuilder Alive" won his procard at the Canadian Nationals in 1996. From the moment he was born I lived to make him laugh so I could hear it. Our thoughts are with Greg's family, friends and fans during this time. } var date = new Date(); 'overlayOpacity' : 0.3, SPUPOPUPNO1. Not many people are able to realize their dreams and possibilities nor set a bar so high for themselves. Nasser El Sonbaty was arguably an uncrowned Mr. Olympia, unfortunately he died at a very young age. 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. document.cookie = name+"="+value+expires+"; path=/"; He is survived by his parents and two sisters. } We thank you for the outpouring of kindness love and respect at this very difficult and sad time. if (c.indexOf(nameEQ) == 0) { 'showCloseButton' : true, 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. Anyway, Greg was very passionate about sport bodybuilding and had many friends and fans throughout the course of his career. 'scrolling' : 'auto', 'titlePosition' : 'outside', } Kovacs died on November 22, 2013 at approximately 9:50 PM, in his Mississauga, Ontario condominium from heart failure. Greg Kovacs (December 16, 1968 – November 25, 2013) Giant-sized canadian bodybuilder Greg Kovacs dies at age 44 of a steroids overdose heart attack. var fshowMsg = true; Since the short text that I've joined (pic format) is SO FULL OF BULLSHIT that it's smells!! He will truly be missed!!!! When Gregory laughed it was a joyous thing to receive. We were very close in our early days on our journey to become professional bodybuilders. function spu_readCookie(name) { }); Anyone who knew him would feel this as well. 'title' : jQuery('#fancybox-wrap>div').html()+' ', 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. Details are sketchy at this time, but as we find out more we will update this post. 'overlayShow' : true, while (c.charAt(0)==' ') c = c.substring(1,c.length); }