Mikayla Kingman Biography, Wiki
Mikayla Kingman was a Massachusetts-based bodybuilder. She has died at the age of 23. Kingman’s death came shortly after fellow-bodybuilder Luke Sandoe took his own life. Sandoe died earlier in May 2020.
Earlier Life & Career
She was born in October 1996 in East Bridgewater, Massachusetts. In the bio section of a blog associated with her lifestyle brand, Kingman said that she became interested in lifting and conditioning in high school. This came after Kingman tore her ACL twice. Kingman wrote, “This is what really pushed me to condition and train my body correctly to prevent injuries in the future.” Kingman added that by the time she left high school, she was living a health-conscious lifestyle.
Kingman achieved three first-place finishes at the NPC Jay Cutler Classic in the figure division In 2017. At the time of her victories, Kingman wrote on Instagram:
I want to thank everyone, without you all believing in me and pushing me past my limits I wouldn’t be standing here right now. So many people to thank from family to friends, you’ve all motivated me to be the best me!
Kingman’s coach from that time, Justin Randall, paid tribute to Kingman following her death. Randall said in part:
Up until May 2017, Kingman maintained a coaching, nutrition, and lifestyle brand via a Facebook page, Coach Mikayla Kingman. The last update on that page came on May 9, 2017.
Mikayla Kingman Boyfriend
Kingman was in a relationship with a fellow bodybuilder, Branden Tyler. The couple had been together since the summer of 2017. On May 18, Tyler posted a photo of he and Kingman walking in the woods.
Kingman’s final Instagram post came on May 8. The image showed a sunset over the water. It was accompanied by the caption, “Life needs no filter even on its darkest day.” At the time of her death, Kingman was living in Florida.
Kingman’s obituary says that she “passed away unexpectedly” on May 10, 2020. The tribute describes Kingman as “an inspiration to all, her smile would light up a room.” Kingman’s obituary asks that memorial contributions be made in her name to Suicide Prevention Lifeline.