Laura Bass Dies at 49


Former IFBB Pro bodybuilder Laura Bass supposedly took her life own life at age 49 after battling with depression for a long time, according to fellow competitor Tonya Knight.

Laura Bass Bodybuilder
Laura Bass Bodybuilder

Knight took to social media to share the unfortunate news and a little about who Bass was.

“Today is a very sad day for bodybuilders and fans all over the World.

Laura Bass has been struggling with Depression for a very long time and unfortunately took her own life yesterday. Laura was one of the most kind and compassionate people I know.

She nursed injured animals back to health. She was one of the most beautiful and talented IFBB PRO Bodybuilders. I’m so proud to have been a friend of Laura’s❣️

Please Pray for her loved ones and most importantly her Son❣️

R.I.P. Sweet Laura. Sending hugs and prayers to David & Maria Schupp”

Bass was a competitor in the 90s, although she did have a rather short career. She turned Pro after winning the 1992 NPC Nationals heavyweight and only competed twice more since then but didn’t have much luck, placing 9th and 10th at the 1994 and 1995 Ms International.

But she was obviously much more than a competitor according to her friend. She was kind and compassionate and had a passion for animals which says a lot.

A beautiful person inside and out, Bass will truly be missed and we’d like to extend our deepest and most sincere condolences to her family and friends.

Contest history

  • 1992 Junior USA – NPC, Overall Winner
  • 1992 Junior USA – NPC, HeavyWeight, 1st
  • 1992 Nationals – NPC, HeavyWeight, 1st
  • 1994 Ms International – IFBB, 9th
  • 1995 Ms International – IFBB, 10th

See her interview with RXMuscle a few years back:


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