Obit della dia: Franco Columbu

Known as Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Sardegnan sidekick, Franco Columbu led his own very colorful life that began as manual laborer and boxer, and evolved into champion weightlifter. By all accounts the two maintained a great friendship until the end, they even started a bricklaying business in LA because the bodybuilding was all ambitious hobby and no business. Here’s a good Italian obituary and here’s one of the scenes from Pumping Iron that I’ll always remember.


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