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It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of one of the greatest bodybuilder ever, Sergio Oliva. He died on November 12, 2012. He may be gone but he will live on forever as an inspiration to aspiring bodybuilders all over the world. 

Arnold Schwarzenegger on Tuesday mentioned Oliva in a Twitter message: “Oliva was one of the greatest bodybuilders of all time & a true friend,” Schwarzenegger said. “A fierce competitor w/ a big personality - one of a kind.”

Sergio Oliva at Mr. O 1998

 

A memorial fund has been set up for Oliva's family: The Sergio Oliva Memorial Fund, c/o Fifth Third bank, 353 W. Northwest Highway, Barrington, IL, 60010.

 

A memorial service for those who wish to pay tribute to him but did not know Oliva will be scheduled for a later date, his family said.

 

Family and friends are invited to attend a wake scheduled for Monday, Nov. 19 at Barr Funeral Home, 6222 N. Broadway, from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. A funeral mass will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 20 at St. Gertrude Catholic Church, 1420 W. Granville Ave. at 11 a.m.

 

Below are some of his Bodybuilding Titles:

  • 1963 Mr Chicago
  • 1964 Mr Illinois
  • 1964 Mr America – AAU, 7th
  • 1965 Junior Mr America – AAU, 2nd
  • 1965 Junior Mr America – AAU, Most Muscular
  • 1965 Mr America – AAU, 4th
  • 1965 Mr America – AAU, Most Muscular,
  • 1966 Junior Mr America – AAU, Winner
  • 1966 Junior Mr America – AAU, Most Muscular
  • 1966 Mr America – AAU, 2nd
  • 1966 Mr America – AAU, Most Muscular,
  • 1966 Mr World – IFBB, Overall Winner
  • 1966 Mr World – IFBB, Tall, 1st
  • 1966 Mr Universe – IFBB Winner
  • 1966 Olympia – IFBB, 4th
  • 1967 Olympia – IFBB, Winner
  • 1967 Universe – IFBB, Overall Winner
  • 1968 Olympia – IFBB, Winner
  • 1969 Olympia – IFBB, Winner
  • 1970 Mr World – AAU, Pro Tall, 2nd
  • 1970 Olympia – IFBB, 2nd
  • 1971 Universe – Pro - NABBA, Tall, 2nd
  • 1972 Olympia – IFBB, 2nd
  • 1973 Mr International – IFBB, Professional, 1st
  • 1974 Mr International – WBBG, Professional, 1st
  • 1975 Olympus – WBBG, Winner
  • 1976 Olympus – WBBG, Winner
  • 1977 World Championships – WABBA, Professional, 1st
  • 1978 Olympus – WBBG, Winner
  • 1980 World Championships – WABBA, Professional, 1st
  • 1981 Pro World Cup – WABBA, Winner
  • 1984 Olympia – IFBB, 8th
  • 1984 Pro States Championships – WABBA
  • 1985 Olympia – IFBB, 8th

 

Classic Sergio Oliva