The 41-year-old, known as The Undertaker, died at his home in Ciney, Belgium, after deciding to treat the “little virus” (in his words) at home himself.
He died at the age of 41, at his home in Ciney, Belgium
The three-time world champion who was forced to seek treatment from his trainer in November has shared photos of himself in an intensive care hospital bed breathing through an oxygen tube.
After being released from hospital, the heavyweight fighter reportedly treated himself with oxygen at home.
It comes as a series of overwhelmingly positive studies show Omicron to be milder than other strains, with the first official UK report showing that the risk of hospitalization is 50–70% lower than Delta’s.
Covid booster shots protect against Omicron and offer the best chance of weathering the pandemic, health officials have repeatedly said.
His death was announced by his partner on a Facebook post.
The athlete previously shared a video in which he could be seen struggling to breathe, claiming in the caption that he had “no time to waste with sloths.”
Sinistra was last active online on December 13, but died two days later after cardiac arrest.
He was admitted to hospital after being forced there by his trainer Osman Yigin, according to Sudinfo.
His death comes as France reported a record 100,000 Covid cases per day as the Omicron variant tears the country apart.
Doctors say the majority of patients are not vaccinated, adding that hospital staff are exhausted amid the surge in hospital admissions.
Figures show those who haven’t been vaccinated against the virus are 60 times more likely to end up in intensive care.