Sumo wrestler dies at 28 after contracting COVID-19

Sumo wrestler dies at 28 after contracting COVID-19

A 28-year-old Japanese sumo wrestler has died from health complications after contracting COVID-19. Shobushi, whose real name was Kiyotaka Suetake, died from multiple organ failure after a bout of pneumonia. Shobushi first developed a fever on April 4, but managed to get admitted to hospital only on April 8. He had been in intensive care since April 19, and passed away on Wednesday.

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Barny Fraggles
Barny Fraggles 1 weeks

Obesity is a very serious co-morbidity with this virus. Besides sumo wrestlers are insanely unhealthy, they eat 4K-10,000 calories a day to maintain that gargantuan mass and their life expectancy is over 10 years less than an average Japanese person.

Lord Flasheart
Lord Flasheart 1 weeks

Still survival of the fittest at work.

TheMadDane
TheMadDane 1 weeks

Hmm, shouldn't headline say died of pneumonia?

Bradley
Bradley 1 weeks

So confusing... did he die from pneumonia, diabetes, organ failure or the corona virus?

DevilsAdvocate
DevilsAdvocate 1 weeks

+ obesity

Paooul
Paooul 1 weeks

So he died from pneumonia then?

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