Yesterday, TMZ announced that professional bodybuilder Dallas McCarver died after choking. At the time, it seemed like McCarver, who was only 26 years old, just choked on his food, but new details have emerged on his death.
TMZ Sports obtained the Dallas McCarver 911 call, which was made by the friend who found the bodybuilder passed out in his apartment. He had apparently choked on food.
"The friend tried like h--- to help McCarver—performing CPR and other lifesaving maneuvers—but he wasn't able to bring him back," reported TMZ.
The friend also said McCarver had been taking Insulin, and he suggested he may have collapsed because of a medical condition related to the medicine. Insulin is usually used to treat diabetes, but bodybuilders also sometimes use it to help build muscle.
Back in March, McCarver collapsed onstage at a bodybuilding event, adds TMZ. McCarver's friend suspected that he may have experienced a similar collapse while eating. This led to him choking on his dinner.
McCarver was transported to a nearby hospital. He was pronounced dead early Tuesday morning.
His girlfriend, WWE superstar Dana Brooke, posted a tribute to her boyfriend on Instagram hours after his death was announced.
"Aug 22 the lord received another angel, who happens 2 be my LIFE- MY Dallas the one WHO ONLY UNDERSTOOD ME!" said Dana, whose real name is Ashley Mae Sebera. "I can speak on the behalf of his family—the love and support you all are showing for him & us is OVERWHELMING!!"
Brooke has also started a GoFundMe page to fund a foundation in McCarver's name. On the page, Brooke explains why she wants to start the foundation.
"The Dallas McCarver Foundation is a non-profit organization that raises money for underprivileged children. The Dallas McCarver Foundation’s ethos is 'No Child Should Go Without!'"
That means providing food, clothing, toiletries, books, and school supplies to those children who wouldn't have these necessities otherwise. Brooke also mentioned the families all over the nation struggling to make ends meet.
She continued, "It’s our goal in Dallas’ honor to make sure that those children and families receive the support they desperately need! Dallas had a passion for giving back and he loved children, so with The Dallas McCarver Foundation we will fulfill his desire to give back and to those little ones he loved so much! Help us change children’s lives all over the country and maybe even one day… The World! We Love You Dallas!"
In one day, the GoFundMe has raised more than $16,000 toward the goal of $150,000. Please continue to pray for Ashley, as well as McCarver's family and friends as they deal with his untimely death.
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