A legend leaves us. Franco Columbu Tribute.

Franco Columbu has recently passed away at age 78.  He was one of the OG’s in the sport of Bodybuilding, and one of the strongest during his prime.  Franco was originally a boxer that transitioned to bodybuilding, winning the Mr. Olympia in 1976 & 1981. He competed in the World’s Strongest man in 1977, and wrote multiple books on bodybuilding and nutrition.  The IFBB inducted Franco into the hall of fame in 2001, and he received the Arnold Classic Lifetime Achievement Award in 2009.

 

Many young and older generations know him from the cult classic documentary “Pumping Iron” with Arnold Schwarzenegger.  What an incredible life, Rest in peace Franco!