IFBB pro bodybuilder Luke Sandoe a United Kingdom professional bodybuilder died this week at the age of 30 years. Luke Sandoe was found at his home on the morning of May 7th by his longtime training partner and fellow IFBB pro league bodybuilder James Hollingshead as well as Hollinghead’s girlfriend.
Luke Sandoe Biography
Luke Sandoe was born and raised in Christchurch, in the south of England.
Luke Sandoe Age
Luke Sandoe was born on August 3, 1989. At the time of his death, he was 30 years old.
Luke Sandoe Education
Sandoe studied illustration and human biology in college before changing to music practice and technology. In an interview, he also said he used to play drums for a year before becoming a professional bodybuilder and starting a coaching business.
Luke Sandoe Career
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Blasting some legs today. Lying leg curl, leg extension/sissy squat super set, safety bar squats w/ chains, leg press. Did 4-5 sets per movement. This was my last set of squats and it felt awesome. No knee pain = win! 🎼🎸🥁 Stray From The Path – “The First Will Be Last” 🕺 Full session will be on the Redcon1 YouTube Friday! – – @redcon1 (SANDOE20 link in bio) @therealtechnician @muscleworksorpington @lifefooduk . #bodybuilding #bodybuildingmotivation #thejuggernaut #thickerthanasnicker #ifbbpro #redcon1 #higheststateofreadiness #ifbbproleague #lifefood #madeinengland #2020vision #legday #squat #wheels
Sandoe was a professional bodybuilder with the International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness (IFBB).
According to the Arnold Sports Festival website, Sandoe’s love of bodybuilding and training stemmed from his love of comic books. As a child, he was a huge fan of the muscle-bound superheroes and he wanted to become one.
Sandoe got serious about training in his late teens. Magazines like Flex inspired him to achieve the same physique as the superheroes of his youth. In 2012 at the age of 23, he entered his first show as a junior and won. He kept training and competing on bigger and bigger stages. In 2015, he won the super heavyweight class and the overall UKBFF British Finals earning his IFBB pro card. Sandoe enjoyed training with heavy weights and the deadlift was his favorite lift.
Luke Sandoe Children
Sandoe is the father of a daughter Louise and a son Leo with his former girlfriend Caroline Foulkes and he said that is the achievement he was most proud of; “being a father then winning the British Finals and turning pro is second.”
Luke Sandoe Girlfriend
The English-born powerlifter, Luke wasn’t a married man. He managed to keep his personal life very private, allowing very minimal information about his relationship to surface the media. His girlfriend was among the people who found him dead at his house.
Luke Sandoe Death
Luke Sandoe was found dead in his home by his training partner and friend James Hollingshead and his girlfriend. The report was released by Ron Harris, the online editor for Muscular Development magazine.
His cause of death had not been released, nor has his exact date of death. Harris asked that fans refrain from speculating, “about health conditions or anything like that. Right now there is no evidence that it was related to bodybuilding lifestyle or gear or anything like that. There’s no indication that any of that played a role in this at all.”
Luke Sandoe Tributes
After the news of his death broke, the bodybuilding community took to social media to share their thoughts. Fellow bodybuilder Steve Kuclo posted a tribute to Sandoe on Instagram;
Fellow IFBB pro-Shawn Rhoden also posted:
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It’s with a heavy heart I am trying to write this post. Receiving a call this morning that my fellow #teamaceto friend @lukesandoe is no longer with us, I am still lost for words. Seems like just yesterday we were talking as he react out to wish me happy Birthday. We never know what someone else is going through. I often joke around and call him the Juggernaut with a big heart. My thoughts and prayers for your love ones. #brotheriniron #rip.
Sandoe was also eulogized by the IFBB Sports Festival, also known as the Arnold Schwarzenegger Sports Festival, where Sandoe competed in 2019:
According to Heavy.com Sandoe was known for his videos on YouTube and articles with publications including muscular development. During a May 6 episode of Luke & James, a show where fans can ask Sandoe and Hollingshead questions, Sandoe was absent. The show was streamed live on Sandoe’s athlete Facebook page.
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At the end of the show, host Johnny Styles from REDCON1 said, “We don’t have a clue where Luke is.”