Dallas McCarver, Bodybuilder and Boyfriend of WWE Star Dana Brooke, Dead at 26
By Desiree Murphy
Dallas McCarver, a renowned bodybuilder and boyfriend of WWE Star Dana Brooke, died unexpectedly in Boca Raton, Florida, on Monday. He was 26.
ET has learned that officers responded to a 911 call at McCarver's residence just after midnight on Aug. 21. The Boca Raton Police Department is awaiting the examiner's report to determine McCarver's official cause of death. No foul play is suspected at this time.
"So here it goes, I'll try and be short -- Aug. 22 the Lord received another angel, who happens to be my LIFE -- MY Dallas, the one WHO ONLY UNDERSTOOD ME!" Brooke wrote on Instagram following the tragic news. "I can speak on the behalf of his family -- the love and support you all are showing for him & us is OVERWHELMING!! Dallas would always tell me, 'Just keep swimming, his little pengutimous (hippo mixed with penguin)' he would tell everyone the same -- just keep swimming, keep moving through life and he will be your angel above!!"
"He had a way with making people laugh!!" she continued. "Dallas was an exceptional body builder, but I didn't see him for that... I saw him for HIM AND HIS HEART!! He is the best individual I have ever met-- my ying to my yang... finished my sentences and knew what I was thinking before I'd say it!! We had it all figured out -- new WWE superstar "Big Country" & "country strong" mixed tag team!!! -- you were my life, you are my life, I still smell u and feel ur presence, NEVER LEAVE MY SIDE -- like I have always asked; and u said NO NEVER Mrs. McCarver -- I had your back and I knew you had mine!! You're our angel -- STAYED TUNED FOR A NONPROFIT I have started -- and as well as a memorial service as details will be out soon!"
McCarver, aka "Big Country," was well loved in the bodybuilding community. Just a few hours before his death, Brooke posted an Instagram pic of the two in matching hoodies.
"Still got some time left to post #mcm," she captioned it. "Someone who Day in and day out is helping and giving so much to so many people! @dallasmccarver is one of the most genuine people I have ever met."
McCarver also shared a post on the day of his death, a video of himself lifting in the gym.
"Could've been a little slower and better under control wth these 160s today... but sometimes you've just got to let the intensity flow," he wrote. "Great chest day with @josh_lenartowicz in @project_flex_fl #DragonsLair !"