“This SUCKS. First Franco and Now Kurt”: Grieving Bodybuilding World Joins Arnold Schwarzenegger in Mourning the Saddening Loss of His First Trainer

Published 02/10/2023, 2:17 AM EST

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‘Every expert was once a beginner’. All the legends in their particular fields were once inspired by someone or something that made them begin their journey toward excellence. Bodybuilding legend, Arnold Schwarzenegger, was no exception. Although, he came up and became one of the greatest in the field with his hard work and vision. He never misses acknowledging the helping hands in his career. Today, one of his idols, Kurt Marnul, that inspired him to lift and do bodybuilding, left this world. In his memory, Schwarzenegger wrote a heartfelt note to his inspiration and posted it on Instagram.

Moreover, the bodybuilding world joins Arnold in mourning the saddening loss of the former Mr. Austria, Kurt Marnul.

The bodybuilding world stood beside Arnold Schwarzenegger in his loss


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Arnold learned many lessons from Kurt than just lifting. The lesson of being the helping hand, the lesson to be grounded, and much more. In the heartfelt speech he penned on Instagram, he wrote a very thoughtful sentence. He wrote, “People like Kurt are why I won’t call myself a self-made man.”

Moreover, he also requested people to look around and help anyone in need. Now, let’s look at how the bodybuilding world came together to share Arnold Schwarzenegger’s loss. The fans and followers of Arnold offered their condolences to Kurt through their comments and left a few messages as well. Let’s have a look at a few of the comments.


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“I Will Miss Him”: Arnold Schwarzenegger Mourns the Devastating Loss of an Old Friend

The fans wrote:

“This SUCKS. First Franco and now Kurt. ☹️”

“Sorry for your loss 🙏”

“RIP Kurtl, I will miss the times at Kurtis Gym😢”

“Sorry for your loss! I remember reading about him in your bio, he was an incredible man!”


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“Arnold ,I am so sorry ! It hurts like Hell ! I am so happy that you have the wonderful Memories ! R I P @kurt Marnul ❤️👑💥 RESPECT ADMIRATION ❤️ LOVE”

“I am so sorry for your loss.😢I recall reading about Mr Marnul and how he inspired your attitude to the training❤️”

“I’m so sorry Arnold @schwarzenegger My deepest condolences”


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Arnold Schwarzenegger shared one of the most memorable moments he had with Kurt. Moreover, how Kurt stunned him when he saw Kurt’s picture in the magazine for the first time. These little inspirations led Arnold to become the man he is now. Among all the other bodybuilding and Arnold fans, Essentially Sports offer our condolences to Kurt Marnul’s friends and family.

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Written by:

Kaivalya R Pillai


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Dr. Kaivalya R Pillai is a US Sports author working at EssentiallySports. An accomplished academician, he recently completed his doctorate degree in pharmacy.
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Simar Singh Wadhwa