Aziz Sergeyevich Shavershian (Russian: Азиз Сергеевич Шавершян; 24 March 1989 – 5 August 2011[4]), better known by his Internet handle Zyzz,[3] was a Moscow-born Australian bodybuilder, internet celebrity,[9][10] personal trainer, model and a part-time stripper who established a cult following[5][11][12] after posting multiple videos of himself on YouTube, starting in 2007. In late July 2011 he came to more general media attention when The Sydney Morning Herald published an article about the arrest of his older brother, Said Shavershian, for illegal possession of anabolic steroids.[8] On 5 August 2011, whilst on holiday in Bangkok, Thailand, Aziz Shavershian suffered a heart attack and died at the age of 22.[3]<u>[13</u>

Following his untimely death, Zyzz resurrected as the Zyzz Bird of Happiness, a phoenix-like entity that occasionally visits /fit/ and the misc to bestow good fortune and aesthetics on all those kind enough to thank him for his visit.

Rumours persist that Zyzz faked his death with the help of insane billionaire Alki David as part of an elaborate publicity stunt, however all evidence of this so far has been thoroughly debunked. Further, it's now been so long since Zyzz's death that even if it was faked for publicity purposes, whatever those purposes could have been are likely no longer relevant.

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