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‘Brazilian Hulk’ (who injec. ted) OIL to make muscles larger dies aged 55

A Brazilian bodybuilder and TikTok star who gained 1.6 million followers by (inje. ctin. g) himself with (life-th. reate. ning) oil to create 23-inch biceps has died on his 55th birthday in Ribeirao Preto. Valdir Segato had been using (syn. thol) (injec. tions) for years despite risking strokes and infections to produce hulking biceps, pectorals and back muscles.

Valdir SegatoSegato, originally from Sao Paulo, previously said he was inspired by the physiques of Arnold Schwarzenegger and fictional characters like The Hulk, and spoke of how he was proud to be known on the streets as ‘the monster’. Six years ago he was warned he faced amputation, or at the very least nerve damage and muscle disfigurement,As a youth Segato (pictured left) was an emaciated skinny drug addict and lost so much weight he was known as 'Skinny Dog'

Valdir Segatoif he continued to use the (injec. tions) to bulk himself out. But Segato, previously a construction worker, said he liked the attention it brought – and wanted to get even bigger. Valdir Segato (pictured) had been using (syn. thol) (injec. tions) for years despite risking strokes and infections to produce hulking biceps, pectorals and back muscles,The bodybuilder injecting synthol

Six years ago he was warned he faced amputation, or at the very least nerve damage and muscle disfigurement, if he continued to use the injections to bulk himself out. But Segato, previously a construction worker, said he liked the attention it brought - and wanted to get even bigger

As a youth Segato (pictured left) was an (ema. ciated) skinny (d. r. ug) (ad. dict) and lost so much weight he was known as ‘Skinny Dog’  The Brazilian Hulk dies after spending years in isolation, Speaking in 2016, he said: ‘They call me Hulk, Schwarzenegger and He-Man all the time and I like that. I’ve doubled my biceps but I still want to be bigger.’Valdir Segato

He proudly posted images and videos to social media, calling himself ‘Valdir (Syn. thol)’ on Instagram. But according to local media, by the time of his death he had few friends of visitors, and lived an isolated life despite the huge social media following he had gained posting videos over the years.The Brazilian demonstrates his muscles on social media

One man named Moisés da Conceição da Silva said the bodybuilder had rented a property built to the rear of his family’s house in Ribeirao Preto, in southeast Brazil, for more than 15 years. Moisés said on the day Segato died, he had asked Moisés’ mother for help – complaining about a shortness of breath.Valdir Segato

‘It was around 6 am, more or less. He came crawling through the back house and came to the front. Then he knocked on my mother’s window, knocked, knocked, then she woke up and he said ‘help me, help me because I’m dying,” Moisés said, according to Brazil’s Globo news publication.The construction worker who called himself Valdir Synthol on social media, after the oil which he injects, said he used to be a drug addict before becoming addicted to bodybuilding

He was taken to the North Emergency Care Unit (UPA) – a medical facility in the city – but could not be saved. ‘They put him in the car and then the neighbour went to the UPA. He arrived at the UPA, he fell at the reception, having a (hear. t a. ttack). I think he had a (h. eart atta. ck)’, Moisés told the news website.He said people compared him to the Hulk

His rippling back muscles around his neck - the injections can cause nerve and muscle damage and he had refused to heed warnings of amputationMoisés’ brother, Jadson da Conceição, told Globo that this was not the first time Segato had to be rushed to hospital, and had previously complained of shortness of breath. The first time, he said, they were able to get him to the hospital on time. This time, he said, there was no saving him. Pictured: Valdir Segato is seen in one of his TikTok videos before his deathHe used to be called 'Skinny Dog' in his youth

The construction worker who called himself Valdir (Syn. thol) on social media, after the oil which he (i. n. jects), said he used to be a (d. r. ug) (a. ddict) before becoming (ad. dicted) to bodybuilding, Segato was known as ‘Skinny Dog’ in his youth (left) but today people compare him to the Hulk and Arnold Schwarzenegger (right) Synthol is comprised of 85 percent oil - often sesame oil is used - 7.5 percent lidocain, a painkiller, and 7.5 percent alcohol, used to sterilise the concoction

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