Aziz Sergeyevich Shavershian, better known as Zyzz, was an Australian bodybuilder, personal trainer, and model who was born in Russia. He got a cult following after putting up multiple videos of himself on YouTube starting in 2007.
In July 2011, Shavershian got more attention from the media when The Sydney Morning Herald wrote about the arrest of his older brother, Said, for illegally possessing anabolic steroids. He also ran a clothing business, and on May 17, 2011, he released Zyzz’s Bodybuilding Bible,
which was a collection of the bodybuilding knowledge he had gained during his four years of training. He said that the internet helped build his brand, which was finally possible thanks to social media. On August 5, 2011, while on vacation in Thailand, Aziz had a heart attack and died at the age of 22.
Zyzz was born on March 24, 1989, in Moscow. He was the youngest son of Maine Iboian, who works in cardiology, and Sergei Shavershian. He had one older brother named Said Shavershian, who also goes by the screen name “Chestbrah.” In 1993, Shavershian and his family moved to Australia.
He grew up in Eastwood, New South Wales, and went to Marist College Eastwood secondary school, where he was named Dux of the college. Before he died in August 2011, he was about to graduate from the University of Western Sydney with a degree in business and commerce. He didn’t believe in God, but he wore a rosary and his grave is marked with a cross.
How Did Zyzz Pass Away?
Shavershian had a heart attack in a sauna on August 5, 2011, while on vacation in Pattaya. He was rushed to the hospital, but doctors were unable to revive him. His family and friends said on Facebook that he had died.
An autopsy showed that the victim was born with a congenital heart problem that had not been found before. His family said that in the months leading up to August 2011, he had a few minor symptoms, like high blood pressure and occasional shortness of breath.
Career in Bodybuilding
Before becoming a bodybuilder, Shavershian was called a “skinny kid” and an ectomorph. Once he finished high school, his brother, who was a bodybuilder, inspired him to join a local gym and learn about nutrition and training so he could become a bodybuilder. He would spend three to four hours a day working out at the gym.
His favorite professional bodybuilders were Arnold Schwarzenegger and Frank Zane. In an interview with the bodybuilding website Simplyshredded.com, Shavershian said that he originally wanted to become a bodybuilder to “impress girls.” He said that he would look at pictures of “shredded” bodybuilders and tell himself that he would one day be like them.
After almost four years of training, he said, “I can safely say that my motivation to train goes far beyond just wanting to impress people. It comes from the feeling of having set goals and achieving them and outdoing myself in the gym.” I love it so much, and I can’t imagine not being able to do it.
I can’t imagine not being able to push out that last rep, and I can’t imagine not being able to get pumps that make my skin tear. Shavershian was the face of a subculture of amateur bodybuilding in Australia called “aesthetics,” which he made popular. He started his own protein label, Protein of the Gods,
which came out in June 2011. He also had a clothing line, and on May 17, 2011, Zyzz’s Bodybuilding Bible came out. It was a collection of the bodybuilding knowledge he had gained over four years of training. He said that the internet helped build his brand, which was made possible in the end by social media.