“Too Sad, She Has 5 Kids”: Bodybuilding World Absolutely Shattered Over a Bodybuilder Mother’s Untimely Demise

In the world of fitness and bodybuilding, a social media sensation has dulled, leaving countless hearts heavy with grief. A popular bodybuilder and fitness influencer from New Zealand has sadly passed away. She was a mother of five and had a significant 1.4 million following on Facebook, where she often shared inspirational posts about fitness and her journey as a single mom.

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The people close to her in Auckland were deeply upset by her unexpected passing. Her sudden death came as a shock to everyone. Many are expressing their condolences and paying tribute to her.

Raechelle Chase’s pioneering career in bodybuilding and a tragic passing


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Raechelle Chase started bodybuilding at a young age and even won many competitions. In 2011, she made history by becoming the first New Zealand woman to compete in the prestigious Olympia bodybuilding event in Las Vegas.

When it comes to her contributions to bodybuilding, she left a significant mark. She not only achieved her IFBB Pro card but also secured third place in the Melbourne Pro and New Zealand Pro competitions. She made history as the first New Zealander to qualify for the prestigious Olympia contest, showcasing her talent with several remarkable performances throughout her career.

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She was married to Chris Chase for 14 years until their messy divorce in February 2015. Later on, Chris got in trouble for being connected to drug trafficking and was sentenced to 10 years in jail. After working as a fitness model, Chase was featured in well-known magazines and fitness publications. She also provided coaching services online. Authorities in New Zealand have started an investigation to find out the details of how she passed away.  The officials stated, “Given the recent nature of the death, no further information is available at this stage.

Her family and loved ones had to wait to find out what exactly caused her demise. Her good friend, Keith O’Connell, responded to the sad news, “Not going to lie, very few things in my life hit me as hard as your passing… You had so much left to live. So much love to give,” he shared earlier this month. “You were, still are, and always will be one of the kindest beautiful souls I will ever have experienced.” Her elder daughter, Anne Chase, while mourning over her death, described her mother as the source of support, kindness, and wisdom. Despite the obstacles, she shines brightly and became the wellspring of motivation for many people.


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The Generation Iron shared a tribute on Instagram. They posted a picture of her with a caption that read, “Fitness influencer and former Figure Olympia competitor Raechelle Chase passed away suddenly at the beginning of the month. GI sends condolences to family and friends during this time.

Chase is the most recent figure in the bodybuilding world to pass away unexpectedly. Sadly, in recent months, there have been several cases of bodybuilders and fitness influencers who have lost their lives. This includes Larissa Borges, who died at the age of 33 from a double heart attack, and the mysterious passing of 30-year-old Jo Lindner. Some prominent figures in the sport, like Seth Feroce and Arnold Schwarzenegger, have raised concerns that bodybuilding has become one of the riskiest sports in the world. This terrible news left her fans in deep sorrow.

Fans are mourning her death

People are mourning over this disheartened update, one wrote, “Too sad , she had 5 kids,” another person showed their respect and mentioned, “How she passed shouldn’t be speculated on..she was a Mom, maybe a sister, a cousin daughter, and granddaughter. May she RIP! Condolences to her family!”


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The comment section is filled with the shock of her sudden death. One of her fans wrote in this post, “Awesome lady with a huge heart, passion for her kids and love for life. Sending loads of prayers and hugs to her whanau and friends that have to find their way through this awful event.” What do you think was the cause of Raechelle Chase’s death?

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