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Female Bodybuilder Terri Harris reported dead just two days after competing at the 2013 Tampa Pro

Aug 12
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IFBB Pro Melody Spetko is reporting that heavyweight female bodybuilder Terri Harris has passed away.

Terri, 49, who competed in the female bodybuilding category of at the IFBB Tampa Pro is believed to have suffered a heart attack.

Leading tributes to Terri, Melody said: “Truly one very sad moment. I was just informed that Terri Harris, who made her pro debut this weekend, had just passed away from a massive heart attack.

“She was truly amazing. This is a very sad moment. RIP Terri. God bless you my sister in iron. My heart breaks for your family and loved ones.”

Other female bodybuilders also added their tributes.

Brenda Raganot said it was : “Truly sad to hear this shocking news. My prayers to her family & friends.”

While Sheilahe Brown wrote: “Thank you so much everyone for your support and prayers during this time. We will definitely keep you informed of the viewing/services for Ifbb ProTerri S Harris. Please keep her family in your prayers. Thank you.”

Although Terri only placed 16th at last weekend's 2013 IFBB Pro Bodybuilding Weekly Tampa Pro she was a regular competitor on the USA's female bodybuilding stages and was a superb athlete.

Terri, from Texas, started competing in 1996 and just last year flexed her way to win the light-heavyweight class at the 2012 IFBB North American Championships – a unanimous choice of the judging panel.

She also took the overall victory in the masters division and was delighted to finally win her IFBB Pro card.

In almost two decades of competing as a female bodybuilder Terri picked up many titles including:

The NPC Louisiana state crown in 2000.
MW class of the NPC Junior Nationals in 2002.
Light Heavyweight class of the masters 45+ category at the 2011 NPC Masters Nationals.

Terri was a huge asset to the sport of female bodybuilding and will be sorely missed.

Please feel free to leave your thoughts and condolences below.

 

9 comments

  • Comment Link paul streeter Saturday, 21 September 2013 08:43 posted by paul streeter

    great sadness we feel but she was a woman who was in the spotlight and shining always .she can only shine when in heaven---riverina boy

  • Comment Link Danyell Thursday, 05 September 2013 19:06 posted by Danyell

    I never met Terri but I am greatly sorry tonher friends and family for her lose. Its weird I come across this article when yesterday I decided to train and enter my first fitness contest next year. Is god trying to tell me something?

  • Comment Link Rita Taylor Saturday, 17 August 2013 18:16 posted by Rita Taylor

    Dear Terri,
    I did not get to say hello to you on Monday after your contest at LA fitness in Plano. Your smile and gentle spirit
    will be with me for the rest of my life. You had a passion for body building, cardio @ 5AM and Weights in the evening.
    I am missing you already and cannot stop crying. i know you are in a better place. Rest in Peace and keep smiling
    for me until i see you again. You were so beautiful in body and spirit. Adieu, Sister Terri.

  • Comment Link marge hardy Friday, 16 August 2013 23:42 posted by marge hardy

    enough of all this steroid drug use to get a pro card or just to compete in this field......to many non pro athletes and recently Nasser who give up their health to look like this............let's promote them with all this supplements for magazines pretending this is all they take! Enlarging the heart with growth hormones and insulin shots to kick in the growth, test, deca, clen to make the heart beat faster....yes I am very familiar of what everyone takes.

    Rest In Peace, Jesus loved you just the way you were when He created you.......

  • Comment Link patrice maison Wednesday, 14 August 2013 14:23 posted by patrice maison

    R.I.P I was in Tampa and I saw her,very cool person very nice,this was truly a shock for me

  • Comment Link Ron morris Tuesday, 13 August 2013 21:05 posted by Ron morris

    From those of us here at the office , we are shocked and saddened. All of her co-workers loved Terri. She always had a smile and lit up the room when she walked in. God bless her family. She will be greatly missed here.
    Her friends at Advanced Healthcare.

  • Comment Link linda williams Tuesday, 13 August 2013 02:36 posted by linda williams

    praying for peace for her family and fellow body builders, my daughter is a body builder also.. RIH

  • Comment Link Paul Erlandson Monday, 12 August 2013 23:24 posted by Paul Erlandson

    I'm really broken up about this. She looked so great at the Tampa Pro. I'd seen her compete (in person) at Masters Nationals before. She was a very kind, personable, and humble lady. She will be severely missed!

  • Comment Link george lutterodt Monday, 12 August 2013 19:53 posted by george lutterodt

    My condolences she was one of my very first friends on Face book,I often commended her on a truly superb physique.may she Rest in Peace

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