In the World Wide Web it's (still) rumoured that strongman legend Manfred Hoeberl has died and was killed in a pub in Manchester UK. Even Wikipedia.org has confirmed his death for a certain time.
Manfred Hoeberl is an Austrian former strongman and powerlifter who was known as having the largest arms in the world during the early-mid 1990s. Hoeberl was born in the same town as bodybuilding legend and former Governor of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Bodybuilder and strongman Ray Nobile confirmed me that Manfred is alive! A few days ago Mr. Nobile had a telephone conversation with his friend Keith Murray.
Who is Keith Murray?
Keith Murray is involved in the strongman game and events as an organiser. Mr. Murray owns a knitwear company in Carmunnock, Scotland.
Keiths Murray is highly decorated and I would say he is trustworthy! His company has even the contract to make the costumes for the TV serie 'Games of Thrones'. In the summer he flew Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson over to appear at the Highland Games in Scotland.
Keith Murray made the effort to contact some strongmen. According to Murray, Samuel Magnusson is used to talking with some athletes like Manfred and he has confimred Manfred is alive!