By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Former Olympic Athlete Strength and Conditioning Coach John Abdo has passed away. He was 66.
An official cause of death has not been announced yet. However, a Facebook post said that he had cancer.
“With sorrow and heavy hearts, we announce the passing of our dear friend John Abdo,” the Facebook post said. “John has been battling cancer for quite some time and had kept it to himself. He fought hard and bravely but the cancer kept coming back harder. The past couple of months was the hardest. With his bravery and dignity, he turned to euthanasia. John Abdo passed away yesterday afternoon 8/9/22 at 4:43 pm in his Marina Del Rey home peacefully. John was 66 years old.
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“We all know John through his dedication hard work, through his books, and inspiring millions of people to stay strong and healthy. John was a champion until the end. John will be missed dearly. At this time, we have no further information yet about when or where the service will be held, but as soon [as] we know more, it will be posted for everyone to attend.”
He was a health and fitness expert, who worked as a Strength and Conditioning Coach for several Olympic athletes during the 1976, 1980, 1984, and 1988 games. He was inducted into the National Fitness Hall of Fame in 2007.
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Abdo also authored several books on fitness, motivation, and health before his death.
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