Leandro Lo: cause of death, family, parents, wife, kids, net worth
Legendary Brazilian jiu-jitsu world champion Leandro Lo was assassinated in his native country, Brazil, in the early hours of Sunday, Aug. 7. It was a very tragic day for the martial arts community. Leandro was an eight-time Brazilian jiu-jitsu champion in the world, with his most recent victory coming this year.
He had a remarkable and astounding career. One of the most successful competitors in the history of the sport, Lo won medals at some of the greatest tournaments in the world, including the World Cup, the Pan-American Games, and the Brazilian National Jiu-Jitsu Championship.
How old is Leandro Lo?
Born on May 11, 1989, Leandro Lo had accomplished so much at such a young age that he was already regarded as one of the finest in the world of jiu-jitsu. At the time of his demise, he was only 33 years old!
How did Leandro Lo die?
According to the Brazilian news outlet G1, Lo was shot in the head at a nightclub in Sao Paulo by a man with whom he got into a fight. Henrique Otávio Oliveira Velozo, a military police officer, was named as the shooter; he has not yet been captured.
Otavio had been taunting Lo before things got out of hand, but the fighter immobilized Velozo to try and defuse the situation, according to Lo’s attorney, Ivan Siqueira Junior. Unfortunately, Henrique grabbed the opportunity after Lo let him go to pull his gun and shoot Leandro in the head.
When Leandro was knocked unconscious by the bullet, according to Junior, Velozo kicked him twice to confirm the death before exiting the scene.
Leandro Lo family, parents, wife & kids – who are they?
Lo is a very quiet person, and little is known about his family. The talented martial artist has given no hints or information about his family, and there are no records of any previous relationships he may have had. However, we can guess that the parents of Leandro Lo are Mr. Lo and Mrs. Lo.
He adored spending time with his parents and was quite close to them. His parents have always encouraged him in his ambitions. In all his years, Leandro Lo never got married. Up to his passing, he remained single. His prior relationships are not documented either. Additionally, he never had any children as well.
What is Leandro Lo net worth at the time of his death?
Leandro Lo’s net worth in 2022 was anticipated to range between $1 million and $2 million at the time of his demise. He spends a lot of time working hard and putting his best self forward in his career, which pays off handsomely. His primary sources of income were his dominance in competitions and his sponsorships.
What legacy did Leandro Lo leave behind upon his death?
Leandro Lo left a significant legacy for his admirers, friends, and family to cherish before he passed away. In Sao Paulo, Brazil, at the Cicero Costha Academy, Leandro earned his black belt under Cicero Costha. In 2015, he established the New School “NS” Brotherhood squad.
The 33-year-old is one of the finest jiu-jitsu competitors of all time and has won eight IBJJF World Championships since 2012. He won the light heavyweight division gold medal in California earlier this year. Gordon Ryan, Andre Galvao, Gilbert Burns, Roberto Satoshi, Augusto Mendes, Felipe Pena, Alan Belcher, Davi Ramos, and Dillon Danis are among the famous opponents the Brazilian wrestler has defeated.
He has won numerous IBJJF titles in various weight classes, including eight Pans titles, two European Open titles, four Brazilian Nationals wins, and seven Copa Podio grand prix titles.
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