John C. Grimek was finally laid to rest on the beautiful, sunny day of Tuesday, November 24, 1998—thus ending one of the greatest chapters in the history of the Iron Game. His shining star in the world of physical culture and the Iron Game will glow forever. For over six decades John Grimek has been heralded as the Monarch of Muscledom throughout the world. He was the greatest combination Iron Game athlete of all time and certainly one of the most popular—inspiring millions. He was a major influence in the lives of every top bodybuilder. Grimek was the only major bodybuilder in history who was never defeated in a contest. His charisma was so outstanding that everyone in the Iron Game wanted to meet him, shake his hand, or get an autograph.