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Franco Columbu has passed away

kid666

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I started lifting in the late 70,s because of Franco,Lou and Arnold in Pumping Iron. RIP to a legend.
 
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My first bodybuilding book was Franco's Winning Bodybuilding. His approach to bench press 10, 8, 6, 4, 2, 1 resulted in my PR 405 BP. 405 for a long arm BB............. Thank you Franco for 42 years and going strong in the gym and in life.
 
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Arnold seemed genuinely broken up about it.
They were friends for over 40 years and the fact death always checks our own mortality.
 
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I remember when he came to the Gold's Gym in Toronto and when he was training he asked us to turn off the music because he said it sapped 15% of your strength. He was a legend that helped inspire many. RIP Franco.
 
IronInsanity

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Very sad :( Franco was one of my favorites.
 
Warrior45

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Sad news for sure. I think he is only the 2nd Mr O that has passed.
 
DungeonDweller

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I think it was only like a month ago Arnold had IG'd a picture of the two playing chess together as they have for decades.
 
DLTH

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I’m friends with his daughter. Was very sad to see this.
 
tommyguns2

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I’m friends with his daughter. Was very sad to see this.

Hey DLTH, good to see you around again. Where have you been hiding?
 
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