Johnny Perry

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Johnny Perry
Born Johnny Wade Perry Jr.
(1972-10-24)October 24, 1972
North Carolina, United States
Died November 21, 2002(2002-11-21) (aged 30)
North Carolina, United States
Residence Zebulon, NC
Nationality United States American
Other names "John Boy"
Occupation Strongman
Years active 2000-2002 (his death)
Height 196 cm (6 ft 5 in)
Weight 180 kg (400 lb)
Competition record
Representing  United States
World's Strongest Man
18th 2000 World's Strongest Man
18th 2001 World's Strongest Man
4th 2002 World's Strongest Man
America's Strongest Man
2nd 2002

Johnny Perry (October 24, 1972 – November 21, 2002) was a professional strongman competitor from Zebulon, North Carolina, USA. Perry finished fourth in the 2002 World's Strongest Man competition.[1]


A few months after the 2002 World's Strongest Man Championship, Perry died abruptly on November 21, 2002, from heart failure due to enormous size caused by steroid use. He was ranked fourth in the world by the International Federation of Strength Athletes at the time of his death.[2]

Perry's off-season weight was a gargantuan 375-390 lbs., trimming down to the 340-350 lbs. range for strongman competitions. Observers stated that he was the most massive human being they'd ever seen.

Perry was making rapid progress as a strongman competitor and many thought that he would be the next world champion.


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-08-18. Retrieved 2007-08-01.
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