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First Mr. Olympia, Larry Scott, Dies at Age 75

Be sure to read what was inspired by the death of first-ever Mr. Olympia winner Larry Scott, which is way better than our Snoop of the news.  He died on March 8, 2014 at age 75 due to Alzheimer's disease, which he was diagnosed in 2010.

In 1963 Mr. Scott became the first bodybuilder to win the title that sits at the center of muscle culture's media propaganda machine, the Mr. Olympia.  While it is arguable that the Mr. O is a title decided more by industry than by sport, it is nonetheless a very competitive and challenging title to achieve, even way back at it's inauguration.

Larry Scott had a long carer associated with bodybuilding and training, and was considered a legend among those very familiar with the sport.  He had a few bit roles in campy movies of the 60's, most memorably in the cult flick Muscle Beach Party.  Mr. Scott was iconic let the world some of the most memorable and inspirational imagery of the artistry of muscular physiques.

Thank you Mr. Scott, Mr. Olympia.  You will be missed, but may your legacy live on!

The first ever to win the Mr. Olympia in 1963.

The first ever to win the Mr. Olympia in 1963.

A legacy of iconic physique imagery.

A legacy of iconic physique imagery.