News | Entertainment
17 Jan 2022 0:00
NZCity News
NZCity CalculatorReturn to NZCity

  • Start Page
  • Personalise
  • Days of Xmas
  • Sport
  • Weather
  • Finance
  • Shopping
  • Jobs
  • Horoscopes
  • Lotto Results
  • Photo Gallery
  • Site Gallery
  • TVNow
  • Dating
  • SearchNZ
  • NZSearch
  • Crime.co.nz
  • RugbyLeague
  • Make Home
  • About NZCity
  • Contact NZCity
  • Your Privacy
  • Advertising
  • Login
  • Join for Free

  •   Home > News > Entertainment

    Arnold Schwarzenegger is mourning the death of fellow bodybuilder Dave Draper

    The 74-year-old Hollywood legend took to Twitter to pay tribute to the legendary weightlifter - who he hailed an "idol" - following his death on Tuesday (30.11.2021) at the age of 79


    Alongside a photo of himself and Dave at a bodybuilding competition, Schwarzenegger wrote: "Dave Draper was an inspiration to millions of people all over the world, including me. He was one of my idols. In Austria, I kept his photo on the wall above my bed for motivation, and when I saw him starring in ‘Don’t Make Waves’, I thought, my dreams are possible."

    The 'Terminator' star then went on to speak about meeting his hero and how his heart was "as big as his pecs."

    He added: "When I got to America and finally met Dave, I learned his heart was as big as his pecs. He even hand-built my first furniture when I moved to Santa Monica, and man, he was talented. Can you imagine meeting your idol, becoming his training partner and traveling the world together?

    I was in heaven. He couldn’t have been more welcoming, and he always pushed everyone around him in the gym to be better. He was an amazing writer and a great family man. I will miss the Blond Bomber, but his memory will always be with me. My thoughts are with Laree [his wife] and the family."

    It comes after Dave's widow took to Facebook to announce her husband's passing.

    Without revealing a cause of death, she wrote: "Hi, friends. As the word is getting out, I wanted to let you know, so there’s no confusion — Dave died early this morning. I was with him and it was calm and peaceful.

    It, as the doctor told me a little while ago, was a good death."

    © 2022 Bang Showbiz, NZCity

     Other Entertainment News
     15 Jan: Cate Blanchett visited a psychic who correctly predicted she would have four children
     15 Jan: Roman Kemp says Lewis Capaldi's a "liability" to party with, after he missed the start of his radio show last month
     15 Jan: Rebel Wilson says "simply walking" helped her lose 77 pounds
     15 Jan: Sidney Poitier's daughter has praised her dad for "changing the landscape for everyone who came after him"
     15 Jan: Julianna Margulies is battling COVID-19 and has urged people to "please get vaccinated"
     15 Jan: Ben Affleck says his experience shooting 'Justice League' was "awful"
     15 Jan: Jennifer Hudson has admitted karaoke is "not a game" in her family
     Top Stories

    RUGBY RUGBY
    Black Ferns Sevens captain Sarah Hirini is still coming to terms with the latest pandemic-inflicted blow to the team More...


    BUSINESS BUSINESS
    The old world of banking technology is holding New Zealand businesses back from global expansion More...



     Today's News

    Tennis:
    Novak Djokovic's Australian Open departure is set to be the making of a lucky loser 21:52

    Christchurch:
    Fire crews in Waimate, Canterbury are battling a scrub fire that's threatening a pine forest 21:12

    International:
    How the volcanic eruption near Tonga unfolded and the aftermath — in images 21:02

    International:
    How the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai volcano erupted and why it caused tsunami warnings 20:02

    Politics:
    Jacinda Ardern says Tonga eruption 'hugely concerning' as NZ pledges initial assistance and further help 19:22

    Netball:
    Coach Dame Noeline Taurua knows what needs to be done for the Silver Ferns to get their netball Quad Series campaign back on track 19:02

    Soccer:
    The Wellington Phoenix women have been cruelly denied their maiden A-League football victory in their seventh match 18:32

    Cricket:
    The Northern Brave have moved a step closer to securing hosting rights of the men's domestic Twenty20 final 18:02

    International:
    Tonga volcano could erupt again soon, says volcano expert who camped at the site 17:32

    Netball:
    Coach Dame Noeline Taurua's reassured her intention to win games at netball's Quad Series, while a substitution method may suggest otherwise 17:32


     News Search






    Power Search


    © 2022 New Zealand City Ltd