Deborah Columbu Biography
Deborah Columbu is the wife of Franco Columbu who was an Italian actor, author, former champion bodybuilder, powerlifter and World’s Strongest Man competitor. Unfortunately, on August 30, 2019, he died at the age of 78.
According to the source, he drowned while swimming at the beach in the town of San Teodoro in Sardinia at around 2 p.m. local time. Emergency services rushed Columbo to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Bodybuilder, Powerlifter, 3X Mr. Olympia, Doctor, and Legend. R.I.P. Francesco (Franco) Columbu. Peace to the King ?✌?????https://t.co/XETW5hg0EK
— Randy Stevenson (@randytheram08) August 30, 2019
Deborah Columbu Age
She is currently 63 years old as of 2019 as per public records
Deborah Columbu & Fanci Columbu
Franco married Deborah Drake Columbu in 1990 and they’ve been happily together ever since until Franco’s death on August 30th, 2019. Naturally, Deborah was her husband’s No. 1 fan. She championed his post-bodybuilding career as he transitioned into movie. Deborah posted the movie poster of One More Round with the caption, “Congrats to Tommy Lee and Melinda, Franco and the cast. We had so much fun watching the film together. It’s a keeper!”
Columbu passed away just over three weeks after his 78th birthday. The bodybuilding legend is survived by his wife, Deborah and their daughter, Maria. https://t.co/AQyf8yHZfk
— Muscle Research (@MuscleResearch) August 30, 2019
The couple split their time between California and Italy, as Franco’s sisters still lived in Sardinia, and liked to spend July 4th holidays in Lake Tahoe, where Deborah’s family would join. Their family gatherings always included Deborah’s mother, Dorothy, her sister, Laurie, and brother Mike.
Of their large family gatherings in Tahoe, Deborah’s mother wrote on Facebook, “Feeding 49 people 3x a day a bit tiring but we did it and no leftovers!”
Deborah Columbu CHildren, Daughter (Maria)
— Daniel Spielmann (@spani3l) August 7, 2018
Debora and Franco’s daughter Maria, trained in ballet and now works as a professional dancer. As parents, they encouraged her training, and she went on to study at the renowned La Scala Ballet School in Milan, Italy. Deborah proudly posted a photo of her in ballet class on Facebook in 2015, in which Schwarzenegger signed and sent his good luck wishes for her budding career. He wrote, “Franco and Debbie, you can be so proud of Maria. She is doing so well. I love her passion for dancing. Love, Arnold.”
Who is Francesco Columbu? His Previous Marriage & Death
Franco Columbu’s Wife & Family: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know https://t.co/IYel8HQVfE
Francesco Columbu was born on August 7th, 1941 and died on August 30th, 2019. He was an Italian actor, author, champion bodybuilder, powerlifter and World’s Strongest Man competitor. He was a native of the island of Sardinia in Italy, long considered one of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s closest friends and confidants. Columbu passed away just over three weeks after his 78th birthday.
It’s reported that Columbu drowned while swimming at the beach in the town of San Teodoro in Sardinia at around 2 p.m. local time, while other reports say Columbu suffered a heart attack while swimming. Emergency services airlifted Columbu to a local hospital where he was later pronounced dead.
Before finding love with Deborah, he was married to Anita, Fellow bodybuilder Petar Laden, who was also friendly with Schwarzenegger, designed Deborah and Franco’s Sardinia home. The couple also had a residence in Los Angeles. Talking to the L.A. Times Laden in 1986, “Before he developed his line vitamins, [Franco and Anita] had a chiropractic practice together for eight to 10 years.” They divorced sometime between 1986 and 1990.
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