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IFBB Pro Jackie Paisley Loses Battle with Illness

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The bodybuilding and fitness world was hit with some shocking and devasating news this weekend: Former Women’s IFBB Pro Jackie Paisley has passed away.

Jackie was well respected and exceptionally loved in the industry, and an outpouring of condolences have been flooding popular forums and social media platforms all over the web.

Jackie has had to battle life and serious demons on and off stage. In a article published by Ironmanmagazine.com, it was reported that Paisley suffered from life threatening complications because of Silicone Toxicity, she had to have some major operations to remove the threat. "After retiring from competition, despite maintaining a fitness lifestyle and career as a personal trainer, I started experiencing fatigue and head pain, and was subsequently diagosed with "Silicone Toxicity" due to implant leakage....I learned I only had months to live," said Paisley. "But, after undergoing two surgeries, including a seven-hour procedure to remove adhesions and eight lymph nodes (February, 2011), I'm getting close to full recovery."

We would like to send our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Jackie Paisley. May she rest in peace.

From Jackie's Facebook fan page:

Dear Friends of Jackie,
It is with a very heavy heart I am sorry to announce the passing of Jackie Paisley. 
I would like for her supporters, friends, old clients, colleagues, etc, to share thoughts, memories and good wishes here as a community. She touched so many lives over the years here in Arizona, and around the country, and it would be great to have this place to share and remember Jackie!

A memorial service will be held in the coming weeks and will be posted here as soon as the details are finalized.

Posted by Glen Rodrigue

Former Ms. Olympia, Rachel McLish, had the following to say 

Little did I know...what I wrote could very well be part of her eulogy. I loved her spirit. I will miss her terribly.

For an in depth bio about Jackie, check out out profile on her here!