"The World's Smallest Bodybuilder" died Thursday, according to ABC News .
Aditya 'Romeo' Dev was just 23 when he fell unconscious after an aneurysm burst, causing bleeding in his brain.
He was taken to a hospital in India where staff was unable to revive him, according to ABC.
Around four years ago, doctors told Dev's parents that he was diagnosed with aneurysms which could cause his death at any time, but his parents hoped he would live a long life.
Dev was 2 feet, 9 inches tall and weighed 19 pounds, but he would lift more than half his weight, according to the article.
The Guinness Book of World Records gave Dev the title of "World's Smallest Bodybuilder" in 2006 for his strength.
"(Dev) would never let his size stop him from doing anything," according to ABC.
According to ABC, a few years ago Dev told Good Morning America that he lifted customized 3.3-pound dumbbells which helped him get to the size of a 2-year-old and a chest measurement of 20 inches.
Dev reportedly danced and did aerobics as part of his workout routine along with weightlifting.
He was motivated by wrestling, a sport he would watch as a young child, which originally sparked his interest in lifting weights.
Dev's parents told ABC reporters that he was fine Wednesday night until he fell unconscious and that they "will be grieving his death for the rest of (their lives)."
The YouTube video below shows a short profile of Dev and his bodybuilding passion.
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