The renowned award from Arnold Schwarzenegger has never been given to another bodybuilder. He is the inspiration for the renowned bodybuilding tournament known as the Arnold Classic.

The event’s co-founder and a close friend of Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jim Lorimer, just passed away.

The renowned bodybuilder paid a unique homage to his late friend by sharing an emotional remark on social media, to which other athletes replied in the comments.

“Sorry for Your Loss,” Arnold Schwarzenegger: The Entire World Mourns

Arnold Schwarzenegger’s touching message is met with reactions from famous people and bodybuilders.

At the age of 96, Lorimer passed away on November 24th, 2022. Jim Lorimer was a co-founder and competition director of the Arnold Classic as well as an FBI agent, mayor, and national track coach.

The goal of Lorimer and Arnold Schwarzenegger was to make bodybuilding more well-known. The two established the Arnold Classic event in 1989 to make it happen, and it has since developed into the second-most prominent bodybuilding competition in the entire world.

The lines “I am devastated that I won’t be able to sit with him again and hear his wisdom, or discuss bodybuilding with him, or just laugh and laugh” were used on Instagram to memorialize Schwarzenegger, a longtime friend.

“Sorry for Your Loss,” Arnold Schwarzenegger: The Entire World Mourns

Schwarzenegger and Lorimer are regarded as pioneers of bodybuilding. Schwarzenegger was one of George H. W. Bush’s most important advisors at the time.

The bodybuilder recalled how his excellent friend Lorimer had helped him make the proper decisions as head of the President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports.

“Sorry for Your Loss,” Arnold Schwarzenegger: The Entire World Mourns

In the article in Schwarzenegger’s comments area, numerous other bodybuilders and famous people offered their condolences.

Many well-known bodybuilders, including Jay Cutler, have penned the following:

“Sad news. R.I.P.” I’m very happy we connected during the event. Jim, please go in peace.

“That tribute is felt from the bones all the way through the heart and spirit. What a strong remark that is also entirely accurate. We send our condolences to his family and friends. Jim, peace be with you.

Others have stated that life is an amazing journey. It passes by swiftly! Now, let’s nurture and delight in our loved ones.

“I apologize for your loss,”

Schwarzenegger also sent the Lorimer family his condolences and best wishes in his tweet.

Jim Lorimer and Arnold Schwarzenegger’s friendship

When a teenage Schwarzenegger accepted Lorimer’s invitation to an event in Columbus, Ohio, in 1970, their friendship officially began.

The two quickly grew close and made an unofficial alliance to promote bodybuilding as a spectator sport in the United States. The Arnold Classic was started by Schwarzenegger and Lorimer in 1989, and it has since grown to be one of the most well-known athletic occasions.

Schwarzenegger and numerous other athletes credit Lorimer for bringing bodybuilding and other sports to Columbus and other cities. He was able to accomplish great things in life thanks to his passion and athletic enthusiasm.