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Date TimeAugust 31, 2019
VoiceActor turned politician salutes bodybuilder and former Mr Olympia who was his ‘partner in crime’ in his rise to fame
Arnold Schwarzenegger pays tribute to best friend Franco Columbu, who dies aged 78
The Italian bodybuilder and actor Franco Columbu, whom Arnold Schwarzenegger called his “best friend” in a moving tribute on social media, has died aged 78.
A two-time Mr Olympia, Columbu appeared alongside Schwarzenegger in The Terminator, the Running Man and Conan the Barbarian. He died in hospital in his native Sardinia on Friday afternoon after taking ill while swimming in the ocean, the Associated Press reported.

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