On Feb. 5, 2022, IFBB Professional Tom Prince handed away whereas battling most cancers. Prince had competed within the 1990’s and early 2000’s. The spotlight of his profession was his victory on the 1997 NPC Nationals. He additionally positioned third on the 2001 Night time of Champions. Sadly, he retired in 2002 attributable to kidney issues, however he remained related to the game as a fan and thru his many friendships.
A number of of these buddies posted tributes to pay their respects to Prince. Among the many first was Bob Cicherillo, who thought-about Prince a greatest good friend and named him the godfather to his daughter.
“TOM PRINCE handed away early this morning together with his spouse Becca at his facet. Tommy Boy fought an important struggle for a few years, battling a number of well being points however in the end most cancers was an excessive amount of. He was a champion, and one in every of my closest buddies, Tom and Becca are Godfather and Godmother to our daughter Milania. Tommy and I skilled collectively as IFBB Professionals, however spent extra time speaking about life, our children (Tom has two from a earlier marriage) and philosophy, his ever-present Masters in English Lit all the time current. He’ll all the time be remembered as an important husband to Bec, father, uncle, brother and good friend. Relaxation in peace my brother.”
Match Rockstar Present host and IFBB Ladies’s Bodybuilding Professional Isabelle Turelle was additionally buddies with Prince, and he or she shared her ideas on Fb.
“It’s actually heartbreaking to listen to of the passing of IFBB Professional Tom Prince. He was an exceptional athlete and nice good friend. All the time cherished. By no means Forgotten. Endlessly missed.”
A number of different notable names within the sport posted their very own tributes all through social media, both in feedback or on their very own posts.
“Tom was actually nice to me, all the time handled me so effectively. My condolences.” – Ron Partlow, IFBB Professional
“Condolences to his household. RIP Tom.” – Milos Sarcev, IFBB Professional and Coach
“Relaxation in Peace, Tom Prince.” – Shawn Ray, IFBB Corridor of Famer
“Heartbreaking to listen to this unhappy information. Tom Prince was all the time a gentleman each single time I noticed him. He was the primary professional to say good luck to me backstage on the 2001 Night time of Champions. #RIP Champ.” Victor Martinez, 2007 Arnold Traditional Champion
Prince is survived by his spouse, Becca, and two kids. Everybody at M&F sends their condolences to Prince’s household, buddies, and followers.