Charles Atlas – How Did the Bodybuilder Die?

Charles Atlas died at age 80, respectable. Check out the death cause, death date, and more facts about the circumstances surrounding bodybuilder Charles Atlas' death.

Biography - A Short Wiki

Bodybuilder best remembered for starring in advertisements for his exercise program, one of the longest-lasting ad campaigns of its time.

His original name was Angelo Siciliano and he worked as a leather worker for a time.

After his friend told him he looked like the statue of Atlas on Coney Island he legally changed his name.

How did Charles Atlas die?

Charles Atlas' death was caused by heart attack.

On December 23, 1972, Charles Atlas died in a Long Island hospital of a heart attack.

Information about the death of Charles Atlas
Cause of deathHeart Attack
Age of death80 years
BirthdayOctober 30, 1892
Death dateDecember 23, 1972
Place of deathLong Beach, New York, United States
Place of burialN/A


"My system uses no apparatus. The resistance of your own body is the best and safest apparatus."

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"I'll prove in only seven days that I can make you a new man."

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"Step by step and the thing is done."

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"Nobody picks on a strong man."

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"15 minutes a day! Give me just this and I'll prove I can make you a new man."

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