Mr Universe champion Shaun Davis dies aged 57: Tributes to bodybuilder nicknamed ‘Dinosaur’ who won 1996 contest before being forced to retire due to kidney problems

Former Mr Universe bodybuilder Shaun Davis, nicknamed ‘Dinosaur’, has died aged 57.

Mr Davis, who won a string of bodybuilding titles including Mr Britain and Mr Europe, was previously forced to end his career early due to health struggles.

He was crowned Mr Universe in 1996, before struggling with kidney problems that left him needed a kidney transplant. He received the surgery in 2006, having waited three years. 

His cause of death is not yet known. 

Mr Davis leaves behind his partner Helen Burrows and their daughter Harley. 

This is a breaking news story and is being updated.