Chris Moore of Barbell Shrugged Passes After Sudden Heart Failure

Chris Moore
Via Instagram (@barbellbuddha)

Per Chris Moore’s Instagram page (@barbellbuddha), it was announced Moore died on Monday, June 6, following a sudden heart failure in Amsterdam. Moore was 35 years old and leaves behind his wife and two children.

A GoFundMe account has been set up by Miles to continue Moore’s dream of launching Iron Heart Studios. Miles was the producer, director and editor for Barbell Shrugged’s Full Depth series.

It is with the deepest sadness that we announce the passing of our friend Chris. On Monday June 6th 2016, he suffered from sudden heart failure at his new home in Amsterdam and paramedics were unable to resuscitate him. Having recently been given a clear bill of health and commended by doctors for his remarkable physical transformation; it is incomprehensible that he would pass so suddenly from natural causes. We are all struggling to come to terms with this great loss. It’s impossible to construct a message that sums up a man who’s heart was so pure and who loved with such ferocity. A true Brahmin, he taught through action, devoting his life to guide, share and serve others in whatever way he could. A mentor for many, his brilliance as a wordsmith drew the reader in, engaging them on common ground – the pursuit of strength. From this point, he took us by the hand and guided us on a journey of personal discovery. This was the very same path he walked to turn himself from the self-titled “meat head lifter” into a uniquely enlightened teacher. Using humour and his telltale no-bullshit approach he helped us understand that to be truly strong in mind, body and spirit, we have to embrace change in all its forms. It can be rough and painful as hell, but it leads to something far greater on the other side. Wielding his pen and chalk as deftly as a Samurai, he cut down complex ideas and built back a simple and elegant message. This message was his guiding principle… ‘Be humble and relinquish all desires. Instead, give all you have with love and life will surely deliver all its possibilities in abundance.’ His deep compassion and love extended outwards from being a devoted family man and loving husband, to a dear friend, an inspiring coach and a true leader. His beautiful soul will ever resonate through his work, his voice and the words he left us. But the journey doesn’t stop here. His light will continue to burn bright within Iron Heart Studios, which will launch as planned in the coming months. This is his legacy. If you’d like to help make Chris’s dreams for his art and his family a reality, you can offer your support at

A photo posted by Chris Moore (@barbellbuddha) on

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