Strongman Simon ‘Power’ Plant who held 14 world records dies aged 47

A STRONGMAN who held 14 world records has died aged 47 after gorging on 28 raw eggs and six jacket potatoes a day.

Simon “Power” Plant had been in training for his latest feat — pulling a a 19-ton fire engine hitched to an ambulance.

 Strongman Simon Plant, who held 14 world records, has died aged 47

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Strongman Simon Plant, who held 14 world records, has died aged 47
 Simon Power Plant was in training for his next big feat

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Simon Power Plant was in training for his next big feat

The plasterer had been battling health problems after his weight rose to 26 stone on the mega diet.

But he recently lost six stone and had drawn up a training schedule for the stunt to raise cash for a children’s charity.

Wife Danielle said: “We all thought he was invincible. When he went out for these efforts, I always knew he would do them.”

Dad-of-one Simon, of Findern, Derbys, started at 17 by pulling his van across a car park. He once pulled a steam loco. He died of natural causes.

Among the tributes was one from John Evans, 72, who holds a range of records by balancing weights on his head.

John said: “He was a good friend and we worked together many times for charities. Even when he was ill, he talked of coming back.”

Peter Dowdeswell, 69, who holds titles for swallowing large amounts of food, said: “He would always help handicapped people. He was one in a million.”

 Simon was gorging on 28 raw eggs and six jacket potatoes a day

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Simon was gorging on 28 raw eggs and six jacket potatoes a day
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