Bodybuilding Legend and Promoter Paul Love Has Passed Away at 86

One of the legends of bodybuilding, Paul Love has passed away at the age of 86.

The news was first broke by fellow bodybuilding great Shawn Ray who had this to say about the passing of Paul Love.

A competitor back in his heyday, Paul Love had a truly impressive physique and wowed fans with his well cultivated muscle throughout his career. Paul Love wasn’t only a competitor however, but a bodybuilding promoter as well, throwing the World Games Bodybuilding Championships.


 

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Fellow bodybuilding legend and former Mr. Olympia Samir Bannout had this to say in the comments of Shawn Ray’s post.

“OMG, what bad news about Paul Love, I remember guest posing for Paul at his show in San Jose in the early 80’s… a very nice man indeed! May his soul R.I.P!! Truly saddened by the news. My condolences to his family.”

Former Ms. Olympia champion and IFBB legend Cory Everson-Donia had this to say about the passing of the legend.

“My heart goes out to Paul’s family and friends. He touched so many of our hearts, and taught us all so much. What an incredible ambassador of our sport. May he Rest In Peace in his new forever home in Heaven. Prayers.”

From the outpouring of condolences by many respected figures in the bodybuilding game it’s clear that Paul Love touched the souls of a great deal of individuals. A true legend and ambassador for bodybuilding who had a clear passion for the game, Paul Love will be missed.

The Generation Iron team offers condolences to the family and friends of Paul Love.

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Managing Editor at Generation Iron, Jonathan Salmon is a writer, martial arts instructor, and geek culture enthusiast. Check out his Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Sound Cloud for in-depth MMA analysis.

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Managing editor of Generation Iron, Jonathan Salmon is a writer, martial arts instructor, and geek culture enthusiast. He has been writing about bodybuilding, combat sports, and strength sports for over 8 years. Check out his YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Sound Cloud for in-depth MMA analysis.