Former British and Scottish body-building champion Davie Hennessey, 51, has been killed after being hit by a train the night before he was due to marry his fiancée, the Mirror reports.
The 30-year-old Elaine paid tribute to the former Mr. Scotland yesterday, which was supposed to be the day that they tie the knot had the accident not happened.
“Davie was literally the most amazing person I have ever known,” Elliott, who lives in Bishopton, Renfrewsire, said.
“He’s my best friend, love of my life and soulmate. Don’t know what I’m going to do without him.
“Today I was going to be his wife. This will always be the case in my heart. I’m completely broken.”
Davie met Elaine at the gym where she worked in 2011. Elaine is employed as a personal fitness trainer at the Pro-Life Fitness Centre in Paisley, where Davie used to train.
The pair celebrated their upcoming marriage with a classy dinner at the Chardon d’Or Restaurant in Glasgow on Wednesday evening.
The next day, Thursday, just after 4:30 pm, Hennessey died after being hit by a speeding train at Bishopton Railway Station in Renfrewshire. It’s not clear how Davie ended up on the rail track but investigations are currently being undertaken.
In June 2015, Hennessey went down on one knee before proposing to Elliot during a bodybuilding competition in Perth.
Davie competed at the 2015 British Natural Bodybuilding Federation’s Scottish Championships, taking home the Masters Over-40s and Overall Winner prizes.
British Transport Police went to the Bishopton Railway Station on Thursday right to investigate the incident after they were alerted that a person had been hit by a train.
A spokesman for BTP issued a statement, as reported by Daily Record.
“BTP officers were called to the railway line near Bishopton Railway Station on Thursday August 18, 2016, after a report that a person had been struck by a train.
“Officers from the BTP attended the incident, which was reported to BTP at 1636hrs and is currently being treated as non-suspicious.”
Shocked friends of the couple — some of who would have attended the wedding had the tragic incident never occurred — took to social media to pay tribute and send their condolences and support.
“So sorry Elaine, it was a pleasure to have met Davie and have you as neighbours and friends,” Emily Crichton said. “Sending our love and hugs to you and your family. If you need anything we’ll do anything we can for you all. Take care.”
“My heart is breaking for you Lainey. I have no words,” wrote Sara Murray. “We are all sending you our love and support and it goes without saying we are always there for you xxxx.”
“I’ve not cried a lot in my life, I cried when I came out of my coma and I cried last night when I was told, every tear shed has a happy memory attached to it when it comes to Davie Hennessey, God bless you pal,” wrote Paul Jones.
“I liked this photo earlier without even realising what had happened. We are both so shocked to be hearing this and so sorry for your loss. For everyone’s loss. Davie was a part of everyone he was friendly with,” Brian Crichton wrote. “What a guy. True gentleman, words can’t express. So sorry.”
“My heart is absolutely breaking for you Elaine. My thoughts are with yourself, your family and Davie’s family,” Caryn Harte commented. “A true gentleman and will be sadly missed.”
The British Natural Bodybuilding Federation states in their official website that they are a non-profit organization that promotes the wellness of natural athletes. The organization adheres to a “very stringent drug testing policy,” where every finalist is polygraphed and all class winners at each show are urine tested. They also do out-of-competition random tests. As such, the BNBF ensures that all athletes are truly drug free.
[Image via Elaine Elliot/Facebook]