The Bodybuilder With the Biggest Arms' Death
Bill Pettis, the man with the biggest arms in the world once had 23 1/2 inch biceps.
- 1971: Pro Mr America - WBBG, 13th
- 1972 Pro Mr World - WBBG, 5th
- 1974 Mr Eastern America - WBBG, 5th
- 1975 World Pro Championships - IFBB, HeavyWeight, 3rd
His Humility Caused his Downfall
The tragic headline on September 29th, 2016 read:
And Rich Piana reminded us of his death via Youtube Today.
Pettis was known to be a symbolic figure at Venice Beach and loved by fellow bodybuilders.
Pettis was allegedly homeless but had family in Pennsylvania who wanted him to come home. But he never made it.
Pettis was found with a tin box he carried at the time of his death. In the box was a picture of him and Arnold. He was also wearing Gold's Gym Venice Beach muscle shirt, laying dead in a creek: narrow, sheltered waterway on Wednesday night, September 21st. May he rest in peace.