Muscle & Fitness VP dies after brief cancer battle

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Shawn Perine, a health and weight-lifting enthusiast since his teens — who rose up to become the VP and editorial director of Muscle & Fitness — died on Dec. 11 after a short battle with cancer.

Though a lifelong non-smoker, Perine was diagnosed with Stage 4 lung cancer on Sept. 22 and died less than three months later.

His passing stunned the close-knit weight-lifting world.

“Shawn being diagnosed with cancer, and an especially lethal kind, in his early 50s seemed like a particularly unfair twist of fate,” said M &F colleague and writer Joe Wuebben, who met Perine while editing Flex for Weider Publications in Woodland Hills, Calif.

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