KUCHING: A champion bodybuilder was found dead by his mother, who went into his room to wake him up for work.
Dexter Bong (pic), 25, was still holding a muscle spray at his home in Taman BDC here at the time.
His mother told reporters that she had gone into his room on Thursday at around 6am.
She tried to wake him up but to no avail. Her son was not breathing at the time.
She quickly called for an ambulance. However, paramedics pronounced Bong dead upon checking.
Bong was the eldest of three siblings, and his mother said he looked fine the day before except for a chest pain whenever he had a hiccup.
“I thought it was normal for him to feel muscle pain as he was getting himself into shape over the past few weeks. He was working as an instructor at a gym in Jalan Rock.
“Dexter also received an offer letter from a gym in the US, and it was a dream come true for him,” related his mother.