A 21-year-old bodybuilder has died just five days after contracting the flu.
Kyler Baughman, from Pennsylvania, fell ill on December 23 with a cough and congested nose but thought nothing of his symptoms.
He was forced to come home from work on December 26 before his condition rapidly worsened and he died just 48 hours later.
Doctors gave his cause of death as organ failure due to septic shock caused by influenza.
Mother Beverly told WPXI that before his death Kyler was extremely fit and was going to school to become a personal trainer.
She first noticed he was ill when he came home for Christmas looking run down and with flu-like symptoms.
He managed to attend a family get-together and celebrated again on December 24, before attempting to return to work December 26.
Fiancee Olivia Marcanio recalled that day, saying Kyler had come home and laid down complaining that his chest hurt.
From there his condition deteriorated rapidly and the following day he was taken to the emergency room before being airlifted to hospital.
He died less than 24 hours after arriving, on December 28.
Writing on Facebook, father Todd said: ‘We are without words for the passing of our only son Kyler Baughman. Please keep his memory alive.’
Beverly added: ‘I just think he ignored it and thought it’d go away like most people, and I think people need to pay more attention to their bodies.’
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