'Brazilian Hulk' Who Injected Himself with Oil dies on his 55th birthday

4 August, 2022
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'Brazilian Hulk' Who Injected Himself with Oil dies on his 55th birthday

A Brazilian bodybuilder, described as the Brazilian "Hulk" or "Giant", died after injecting himself with muscle-building oil, on his 55th birthday.

Renowned Brazilian bodybuilder Valder Segato apparently injected himself with an overdose of a muscle-enlargement drug, inspired by former bodybuilder, Hollywood actor and former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.

The 55-year-old Segato has been injecting himself with "Synthol" for years, and he has gained huge muscles, and has become very similar to the hero in the "Wonderful Hulk" or "Green Giant" films. According to Britain's Daily Mail, Segato said in 2016. "They call me 'Wonder Hulk' and 'Schwarzenegger' and I love it. I've doubled my biceps but I still want to be bigger and bigger."


According to the newspaper, that year, Segato was warned that using more of the drug, which grows muscles and makes them larger, may put him at risk of nerve damage and amputation, but the Brazilian giant explained that he likes to draw attention to himself, and said: “I made my muscles twice as large. But I want more."

On the day of his death, Segato felt unwell and went to a neighbor for help, where he complained of shortness of breath, to be taken to the hospital, where he lost consciousness in the emergency room and doctors were unable to save him. 

It is noteworthy that Synthol is used as a drug to increase muscle mass, and it consists of oil, analgesics, alcohol and lidocaine, but regular use of this drug may lead to muscle atrophy and ulcers, and in severe cases, a limb may be amputated.


According to "Europe PubMed Central", this drug can cause "nerve damage, lung embolism, pulmonary artery embolism, myocardial infarction, stroke and infectious complications."

Segato was posting pictures of the transformations in his body on social media, and he even called himself "Valdir Synthol" on his Instagram account, while the number of his followers on "Tik Tok" reached 1.7 million followers.


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