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April 8, 2016
Robert Walter Easton: dies of heart attack at age 21

Another young (21 years old) bodybuilder/wrestler’s life is cut short by his decision to use anabolic steroids.  According to his death certificate, Robert suffered Myocardial Hypertrophy with Left Ventricular Hypertrophy.  The death certificate also noted his use of anabolic steroids as a contributing factor. Obituary: Robert Walter Easton, 21, died suddenly from cardiac arrest on September 3, 2015 in Pullman, WA.  He was a 2013 VHS graduate who always will be remembered for his red hair, his sense of humor and his exuberance for life.  Robert had tremendous athletic gifts that were evident whether he was on the high school football field or wrestling mat or in the VAC weight room.  Robert’s relentless pursuit of his goals proved to be an inspiration to those around him.  Robert had grown up on Vashon and when he was younger had participated in a wide-ranging variety of activities, including:  Drama Dock, Youth Theater, Boy Scouts, Pirate Youth football, lacrosse, swim team, and Suzuki violin. At the time of his death, Robert was a junior at Washington State University, studying kinesiology (the study of human movement).  He had planned to earn his doctorate and then to work as a physical therapist.   Robert truly had found his passion in learning and teaching about the wonders and workings of the human body.  He was skilled at explaining even the most technical of this information and had been a teaching assistant for the WSU Human Anatomy class.  Robert lived by the ideal that everyone should strive to improve his health and fitness. Robert Easton @vibeaston on Instagram photo 12/31/1969 18:00