Fitness YouTuber Leo Rex, best known for his penis enlargement videos, has died in Thailand under mysterious circumstances. He was 34 years old.
Charles Anthony Hughes, 40, a friend of the YouTuber – who was born Laith Abdallah Algaz – discovered the body after Algaz failed to return phone calls from his friends, Viral Press reported. Hughes, known as Dr Huge online, entered Algaz’s house in eastern Thailand using a spare key and found Algaz’s lifeless body in a bedroom. He quickly called the police.
Authorities said the Colorado ex-pat was found lying face down wearing a black shirt and nothing else from the waist down. He reportedly leaked blood from his mouth and nose, according to authorities, who pronounced the vlogger dead at the scene.
Meanwhile, Algaz’s apartment was a mess, with papers and clothes strewn everywhere and her bathroom shelves and toilet demolished, like in a raid. Police also found various drugs, including sleeping pills, steroids, cannabis, anxiolytics and antidepressants.
Hughes said his friend often stayed home on the computer while using cannabis. Algaz’s friend, Aicha Humera Rattanaphan, 25, said that “he lived alone in this room” and “didn’t have many visitors”.
Prior to his death, Algaz had over 123,000 subscribers on his YouTube channel, called Leo and Longevity, where he frequently posted videos about exercise supplements. In his most popular tutorials, garnering thousands of views, the YouTuber divulged alleged secrets to increase his virility.
Police said they were reviewing CCTV footage and pledged to interview suspects in the case. “We are going to interview the victim’s friends, as well as a woman who stayed with him before his death,” local police captain Sombat Kaewmulsuk said, adding that foul play could not be ruled out.
He said: “The room appeared to have been disturbed, so it’s possible someone else was with him before he died or the victim was upset in some way.”
However, Kaewmulsuk implored the public “not to draw any conclusions until a full review has been done.”
Algaz’s body was taken to a forensic center for an autopsy. The US Embassy in Bangkok has been notified of his death so they can contact his next of kin.