Former IFBB Mr. World Champion Eddie Giuliani Has Passed Away at Age 87

The legendary bodybuilder's legacy spans four decades of competition.

Bodybuilder Eddie Guiliani has died at age 87. The legendary bodybuilder appeared in 35 contests across four decades, highlighted by his Mr. World win in 1975. The cause of death remains unknown at the time of this article’s publication. According to a Facebook post by Joe Wheatley, where it appears the news first broke, Giuliani passed on May 3, 2022.

The Brooklyn-native Giuliani was a former training partner of seven-time Mr. Olympia champion Arnold Schwarzenegger, who took to his Instagram to express his sadness for Guiliani’s passing:

“Eddie Giuliani was one of my favorite training partners — so knowledgeable about training and hilarious and kind,” Schwarzenegger wrote. “I loved watching him become a successful trainer and inspiring others. I’ll miss Eddie, but I’m so grateful he was part of my life, and he’ll always be here with me.”
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Bodybuilder Eddie Giuliani

Giuliani’s professional bodybuilding debut was in the Junior division at the 1951 Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) Mr. New York Metropolitan contest, where he ranked eighth overall at age 16. Below are all 35 contests the 5’6″ bodybuilder competed in over his professional bodybuilding career, descending from the most recent, according to Muscle Memory

  • 1982 National Amateur Body-Builders’ Association (NABBA) Mr. Universe — Fifth place | Short
  • 1981 IFBB Grand Prix California — did not place
  • 1980 IFBB Grand Prix California — 10th place
  • 1979 IFBB Canada Pro Cupdid not place
  • 1977 IFBB Mr. America — Second place | Lightweight
  • 1975 IFBB Mr. World — First place | Short
  • 1975 IFBB Mr. America — Second place | Short
  • 1974 IFBB Mr. Western America — Overall winner, first place | Short
  • 1974 IFBB Mr. America — First place | Short
  • 1971 IFBB Mr. International — Third place | Short
  • 1971 IFBB Mr. America — Third place | Short
  • 1970 IFBB Mr. Western America — Fourth place
  • 1970 IFBB Mr. America — Third place | Short
  • 1969 World Bodybuilding Guild (WBBG) Pro Mr. America — Fifth place
  • 1968 IFBB Mr. Western America — Third place
  • 1968 IFBB Junior Mr. America — First place | Short
  • 1968 WBBG Pro Mr. America — Fifth place
  • 1967 IFBB Mr. East Coast — Second place | Short
  • 1967 WBBG Pro Mr. America — Sixth place
  • 1967 IFBB Mr. America — Third place | Short
  • 1966 IFBB Mr. East Coast — Second place | Short
  • 1966 IFBB Mr. America — Third place | Short
  • 1965 IFBB Mr. Northeastern States — Overall winner, First place | Short
  • 1965 IFBB Junior Mr. America — Second place | Short
  • 1964 IFBB Mr. Northeastern States — Second place | Short
  • 1964 IFBB Mr. New York State — Second place | Short
  • 1964 IFBB Mr. East Coast — Fifth place | Short
  • 1961 AAU Mr. Eastern America — Second place | Short
  • 1959 AAU Mr. New York City — Sixth place | Short
  • 1958 AAU Mr. New York Metropolitan — First place
  • 1958 AAU Mr. New York City — Second place | Short
  • 1953 AAU Mr. New York Metropolitan (Junior) — Second place
  • 1951 AAU Mr. New York Metropolitan (Junior) — Eighth place

In 2012, Guiliani was inducted into the Muscle Beach Hall of Fame by actor Al Pacino. The 2012 class also included Dennis Tinerino and Betty Weider.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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BarBend will update this article if/when more details about Guiliani’s cause of death become available.

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