BOCA RATON — Well-known 26-year-old bodybuilder Dallas McCarver, aka Big Country, has died in Boca Raton, after apparently choking to death on food, according to his WWE superstar girlfriend Dana Brooke.
McCarver was found dead in his Broken Sound Parkway home by a friend just after midnight on Monday. Boca Raton Police Department spokesman Mark Economou said the “cause of death is pending on the Medical Examiner’s report. At this time foul play is not suspected.”
Brooke said she and McCarver spoke that evening on the phone and he told her he was about to make dinner. The last words he said to her were, “I love you. Goodbye.”
The 6-foot-1-inch, 300-pound McCarver appeared to be in good health in a video he posted earlier Monday of himself chest-pressing two 160-pound dumbbells.
Brooke said he doesn’t think McCarver would’ve tried to harm himself.
Could’ve been a little slower and better under control wth these 160s today… but sometimes you’ve just got to let the intensity flow. Great chest day with @josh_lenartowicz in @project_flex_fl #DragonsLair ! That damn @redcon1official #Silencer had me sweating like a whore in church boy! Whew!!!! #HotAsHell #LoveIt #DoTheHardSfuff #bigcountry #dallasmccarver #outgrowyourego #redcon1
McCarver became a competitive bodybuilder five years ago when he was 21 and quickly began winning competitions.
Last year he came in 8th at the Mr. Olympia competition.
He had a health scare last year when he collapsed onstage at the 2017 Arnold Classic Australia from a bad case of bronchitis, but seemed to have fully recovered and resumed his strenuous workouts.
❤️So here it goes, I’ll try & be short– aug 22 the lord received another angel, who happens 2 be my LIFE- MY Dallas the one WHO ONLY UNDERSTOOD ME! I can speak on the behalf of his family– the love and support you all are showing for him & us is OVERWHELMING!! Dallas would always tell me “just keep swimming his little pengutimous (hippo mixed with penguin)” he would tell everyone the same — just keep swimming, keep moving through life and he will be your angel above!! He had a way with making people laugh!! Dallas was an exceptional body builder, but I didn’t see him for that .. I saw him for HIM AND HIS HEART!! He is the best individual I have ever met– my ying to my yang.. finished my sentences and knew what I was thinking before I’d say it!! We had it all figured out – new WWE superstar “Big country” & “country strong” mixed tag team!!! — you were my life , you are my life, I still smell u and feel ur presence, NEVER LEAVE MY SIDE — like I have always asked; and u said NO NEVER Mrs. McCarver — I had your back and I knew you had mine!! Your our angel– STAYED TUNED FOR A NONPROFIT I have started — and as well as a memorial service as details will be out soon! #rip #myangel #mydallas #dallasmccarver #dteam #raw #ifbb #bodybuilding #losingalovedone #myheart #wwe #justkeepswimming #soulmate #swolemate #bestfriend #love #pray #faith #staystrong