TOM Prince was a popular American bodybuilder who hailed from Virginia.
On February 7, 2022, it was confirmed that Prince had passed away at the age of 52.
Who was Tom Prince?
Prince was a star in the bodybuilding scene, appearing in numerous shows including five appearances in the NPC Nationals.
He earned his pro card following the 1997 NPC National Championships before making his debut for the International Federation of BodyBuilding and Fitness promotion in 1999.
He later earned a bronze medal at the 2001 Night of Champions event.
Sadly, the star was forced to retire a year later due to kidney issues that were caused by a genetic blood condition.
What was Tom Prince’s cause of death?
At the time of writing, the Virginia star’s cause of death remains unknown, according to Generation Iron.
However, the 52-year-old had faced numerous health issues during the latter stages of his life with suggestions that he was battling cancer.
His death was confirmed on February 5, 2022, by fellow IFBB Pro, Mr Olympia announcer, and Prince’s longtime friend Bob Cicherillo on Instagram.
He captioned the part of the post: “Tom Prince passed away early this morning with his wife Becca at his side.
“Tommy Boy fought a great fight for many years, battling a host of health issues but ultimately, cancer was too much.”
Who is Tom Prince’s wife Becca and did they have children?
The bodybuilding ace kept his private life behind closed doors, but was married to his wife Becca at the time of his death.
According to Cicherillo, the 52-year-old had kids – including two from a previous marriage – and was also an uncle.
Tributes quickly poured in from the bodybuilding community as news of Prince’s death emerged.
Cicherillo said: “He was a champion and one of my closest friends.
“He’ll always be remembered as a great husband to Bec, father, uncle, brother, and friend. Rest in peace, my brother.”
And, Mr Olympia Jay Cutler posted: “Sad news. RIP Tom.”
Bodybuilder Gina Cavaliero, who was Ms International 2020 lightweight champion, said: “So sorry for your loss. RIP Tom.”