Louie Simmons, at the age of 74, died on March 25, 2022.
For more than 50 years, he has been an integral part of the powerlifting community.
Westside Barbell, an elite powerlifting facility in Columbus, Ohio, was founded by him.
He was known as the “Godfather” of powerlifting and one of the world’s top strength coaches.
Simmons began his professional training career in his early twenties and had been competing in powerlifting for over 50 years.
He holds records for the 920-pound squat, 600-pound bench press, and 722-pound deadlift. He has taught great powerlifters Chuck Vogelphul, Jim Wendler, and David Tate during his career.
“A lifter must raise his mental and emotional limits, or he won’t raise his weights.”
What was Louie Simmons’ cause of death?
“It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Louie Simmons,” Westside Barbell wrote in a social media message on Thursday, March 24.
“We will make a formal announcement after we process the loss.”
The cause of Simmons’ death has yet to be revealed. The poem Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, written by poet Dylan Thomas, was quoted in the article.
Who is Louie Simmons wife? Did Louie Simmons have children?
Louie Simmons was rumored to be married with children, but he kept his private life out of the press. Simmons was intent on leaving an indelible mark on the world (even after his death).
His company Westside Barbell and inventions made him wealthy $2.5 million at the time of his death.