Aziz Shavershian - Wikipedia
Aziz Sergeyevich Shavershian  Russian: He established a cult following after posting multiple videos of himself on YouTube , starting in In July , Shavershian gained more media attention when The Sydney Morning Herald published an article about the arrest of his older brother, Said, for illegal possession of anabolic steroids. Shavershian, an ethnic Kurd  born in Moscow,  was the youngest son of Maiane Iboian, who works in cardiology , and Sergei Shavershian.
Before becoming a bodybuilder, Shavershian had been described as a "skinny kid"   and an ectomorph. He would spend three to four hours a day training in the gym. In an interview with bodybuilding website, Simplyshredded.
He said he would look at pictures of "shredded" bodybuilders and tell himself that he would one day be like them. Almost four years into training, he stated that:.
Prior to his death, Shavershian was the poster boy of a subculture of amateur bodybuilding in Australia, dubbed "aesthetics",  which he had made popular. On 14 July , Shavershian's brother Said was arrested for possession of anabolic steroids,  to which he pleaded guilty after Shavershian's death. When asked by The Daily Telegraph , Shavershian denied ever using steroids, and claimed that his body shape was due to hard work in the gym and a strict diet. On 5 August , Shavershian suffered a heart attack in a sauna , while on holiday in Pattaya.
He had a family history of heart problems. According to The Sydney Morning Herald , Shavershian's death was the sixth most searched death-related topic in Australia during Said Shavershian created a minute tribute video for his brother, entitled Zyzz - The Legacy ,  and released it on YouTube on 22 March The video had been "trending the charts" on YouTube from late March to early April As of September , the video has over 11 million views.
Shavershian's followers still frequently post tribute videos dedicated to him, with a lot of them collecting over a million views. Shavershian's Facebook page had , likes.
In April , The Daily Telegraph took note that his fan page had over , fans  before becoming inactive a few months later. According to an opinion piece presented in the Wentworth Courier , whilst hundreds of Wentworth Courier news articles published online have "disappeared into the void" since , the "Zyzz story" still manages "to be read and frequently appears in the daily list of most clicked-on articles on the Wentworth Courier website". In a report on organized crime's control of the underground steroid trade reporter Mark Willacy called Shavershian the "pin-up boy for the body building crowd.
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