Arnold Schwarzenegger pays emotional tribute as 'best friend' Franco Columbu dies

Actor says life was ‘more complete’ because of his ‘partner in crime’ and fellow bodybuilder who has died aged 78The Italian bodybuilder and actor Franco Columbu, whom Arnold Schwarzenegger called his “best friend” in a moving tribute on social...

Arnold Schwarzenegger pays emotional tribute as 'best friend' Franco Columbu dies

Actor says life was ‘more complete’ because of his ‘partner in crime’ and fellow bodybuilder who has died 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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