Franco Columbu Dead, Age, Family Bio, Wiki

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Franco Columbu Dead

Franco Columbu Dead: Columbu is a native of the island of Sardinia in Italy. Who is the former Mr. Olympia. He won Mr. Olympia the year after Arnold Schwarzenegger retired from bodybuilding.

Franco Columbu Dead, Age, Family Bio, Wiki

Franco Columbu Age

Columbu is 78 Years Old

Franco Columbu Dead

Franco Columbu died on August 30 at the age of 78

Franco Columbu Family

Franco Columbu is survived by his wife, Deborah and their daughter, Maria.

Franco Columbu

Columbu was long considered one of Schwarzenegger’s closest friends and confidants. Columbu passed away just over three weeks after his 78th birthday.

Columbu’s sad passing was first reported by multiple reports from his homeland. Columbu had lived for years in Los Angeles. The preface of his book, “Franco Columbu’s Complete Book of Bodybuilding,” reads, “Nobody embodies the American dream better than Franco Columbu.” During his career, Columbu won Mr. Olympia, Mr. Universe, Mr. World, Mr. International, Mr. Europe and Mr. Italy.

In the 1980s, Columbu made appearances in the Schwarzenegger movies, “The Terminator,” “Conan the Barbarian” and “The Running Man.” While in 1974, Columbu was featured on the cover of Grand Funk Railroad’s 1974 album, “All the Girls in the World Beware!!!”

Here’s what you need to know:

1. Columbu Was Referred to as Arnold Schwarzenegger’s ‘Squire’

2. Columbu Became a Chiropractor in the 1970s

3. Columbu’s First Wife Sought Him Out After Seeing His Photos in a Bodybuilding Magazine

4. Columbu Was Credited as the Director of the Movie Within a Movie in ‘Last Action Hero’

5. Columbu Is Being Mourned as Pioneer & Hero in the World of Fitness & Bodybuilding

As news of Columbu’s sad passing spreads, many in the bodybuilding world have taken to social media to mourn his passing. While the mayor of Columbu’s hometown Ollolai told La Repubblica, “Franco’s death is very painful news for us, he was Ollolai’s ambassador in the world.” The mayor said that Columbu would regularly come to his homeland for three weeks between August and September.

Here are some of the most poignant messages of remembrance:

 

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