Michael Richard Matarazzo (November 8, 1965 – August 16, 2014) was an American IFBB skilled bodybuilder.
Matarazzo’s final look in knowledgeable bodybuilding occasion was the 2001 Mr. Olympia, the place he positioned twenty first. He was pressured to retire on account of having open coronary heart surgical procedure on December 8, 2004 for clogged arteries. On November 8, 2007, Matarazzo suffered a coronary heart assault, his second cardiac-related downside since his 2004 surgical procedure. On August third, 2014, Matarazzo was within the intensive care unit of Stanford hospital in Palo Alto on account of coronary heart problems. He died on August 16 whereas awaiting a coronary heart transplant. At the time of his demise he was residing in Modesto, California, and had been pressured to cease working as a bail bondsman on account of his 20% coronary heart perform.
Originally from Boston, Massachusetts, Matarazzo moved to Venice, California to additional his bodybuilding profession. Formerly a boxer, Matarazzo first gained the 1989 Gold’s Gym Classic in Massachusetts. He competed for the primary time within the Mr. Olympia contest in 1991. Known primarily for his large arms and calves, his finest putting within the Mr. Olympia competitors (out of seven whole appearances) was ninth, in 1998.