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Franco Columbu
Personal info
Nickname The Sardinian Strongman
Born (1941-08-07)August 7, 1941
Ollolai, Sardinia, Italy
Died August 30, 2019(2019-08-30) (aged 78)
San Teodoro, Sardinia
Height 5 ft 5 in (165 cm)
Weight Contest: 185 lb (84 kg)
Professional career
Best win IFBB Mr. Olympia, 1976, 1981
Predecessor Arnold Schwarzenegger (1975, 1980)
Successor Frank Zane (1977)
Chris Dickerson (1982)
Active Retired after 1981 Mr. Olympia

Francesco Columbu (August 7, 1941 – August 30, 2019) was an Italian actor, author, champion bodybuilder, powerlifter and World's Strongest Man competitor. He was born in Ollolai, Sardinia. He was known for his roles in Conan the Barbarian and The Terminator. Columbu won the Mr. Olympia in 1976 and again in 1981.

Columbu drowned after having a heart attack on August 30, 2019 in San Teodoro at the age of 78.

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