Jo Linden, the iconic bodybuilder known by millions as Joesthetics, has passed away at the age of 30.
Jo’s sudden death has sent shockwaves through the bodybuilding and fitness community, and his friends and fans have taken to social media to pay tribute to the man who inspired so many people.
Larry Wheels has shared a photo of himself with Jo, captioned “You will be missed Joe. R.I.P. The nicest guy in the industry did not deserve this”, and even The Rock has paid his tributes saying, “He always seemed so positive and passionate about bodybuilding and sharing his knowledge. RIP Jo”.
YouTubers Brandon Harding, Greg Doucette, and Christian Guzman are among the big names in the fitness influencer world who’ve posted videos on their channels, expressing their shock and sadness after hearing the news of Jo’s death.
Joesthetics has an incredible following on Instagram in particular where he would share regular content from the gym, always in his inimitable upbeat, cheerful style. He also created content related to food and travel, as well as bodybuilding, on his YouTube channel where he often collaborated with other big names in the industry.
The videos and posts that have been shared since news of Jo’s death broke are a real testament to the impact he had on the fitness industry, showing what an inspiration he was to so many people. It’s safe to say his death is a loss that will be felt for years to come.