It is with great sadness that I've learned that Italian bodybuilder and actor Franco Columbu, one of Arnold Schwarzenegger's closest friends, has died in his native Sardinia. He was 78.
Schwarzenegger posted a warm farewell on Twitter about the man he called "my best friend.":
"I love you Franco. I will always remember the joy you brought to my life, the advice you gave me, and the twinkle in your eye that never disappeared,"
Columbu appeared in several Schwarzenegger's films including The Terminator (the first terminator that infiltrates with that plasma gun and shoots everyone up in the initial future scenes), The Running Man, Predator and Conan the Barbarian.