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RIP Franco Columbu - Mr. Olympia
Old 08-31-2019, 09:20 AM   #1
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RIP Franco Columbu - Mr. Olympia

RIP Franco Columbu. As one who followed the bodybuilding stuff in the 1980s and 1990s, the guy was a legend in the bodybuilding world. Aside from being Arnold's best buddy, he trained Stallone for the Rambo movies.

News said he may have a heart attack while swimming in Sardenia and drowned. 78 yrs old ..

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Old 08-31-2019, 11:50 AM   #2
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Ah, this is sad to hear. He seemed like a really down to earth guy. I read and followed his nutrition book for a long time. If I remember right, Arnold talked about him with fondness in his bodybuilding encyclopedia.
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Sad news indeed. I had a book of his in the 80s. One of the smartest and most down to earth guys in the fitness world. 78 seems so young for a guy that knew how to take care of himself. Just goes to show you, no one is immune.
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I recall he, Arnie, and perhaps Lou Ferrigno, came up to Toronto on a promotional tour in the late 1970s........one of their gimmicks was to explode rubber hot water bottles by inflating them simply with their lung power.
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He was one hell of a big little man and was one of my favs.
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I recall he, Arnie, and perhaps Lou Ferrigno, came up to Toronto on a promotional tour in the late 1970s........one of their gimmicks was to explode rubber hot water bottles by inflating them simply with their lung power.
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