Mr. Ed Corney was born on November 9, 1933, in Honolulu, Hawaii and died on January 1, 2019.
He was an American professional bodybuilder.
Mr. Ed Corney won many prizes in his 30s, including Mr. Universe twice in 1971 and 1972, and Mr. America once in 1972.
Ed Corney resumed competitive bodybuilding in his 60s when he won the 60+ division of the Masters Olympia twice.
Ed Corney appeared in the 1977 docudrama Pumping Iron, as well as the “Dead Lift” episode from The Streets of San Francisco broadcast that same year, in which Arnold Schwarzenegger played one of his first prominent roles.
Corney graduated from Saint Louis School in 1952, and he served in the United States Coast Guard.
Corney subsequently moved to San Jose, California, where he became “a full-time bar owner and bouncer.
He took up bodybuilding at 27, and he first competed at the age of 35.
Corney took up bodybuilding at 27, and he first competed at the age of 35.
He entered and won his first contest in 1967, the Mr. Fremont, held in Northern California.
Corney wins the following year. He also won: Mr. Heart of California, Mr. Northern California and Mr. Golden West.
Corney continued to climb the bodybuilding ladder with wins at the 1970 Iron Man, the 1971 AAU Mr. California, the 1971 IFBB Mr. USA, and the 1972 IFBB Mr. America.
Corney also won the IFBB Mr. Universe twice: in New York City in 1971, and in Baghdad, Iraq in 1972.
Corney also won the IFBB Mr. America in 1972, Mr. World in 1973, and Mr. World in 1974.
He appeared in the 1977 movie Pumping Iron.
Corney was also featured on the cover of its book version, Pumping Iron: The Art and Sport of Bodybuilding by Charles Gaines and George Butler.
He had a brain aneurysm on December 25, 2018, and died on January 1, 2019, at the age of 85 in Hughson, California.
Shortly after his death, former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger tweeted, He was a jewel of a guy.
Corney was one of the greatest posers bodybuilding has ever seen, and he was a fantastic training partner.
Corney inspired me and I’ll miss him dearly. My thoughts are with his family.”
In 1999, Corney suffered a heart attack while undergoing shoulder replacement surgery.
A blood diminishing medicine that was given to him to treat the heart assault made him endure two strokes.
After a brief period in a state of insensibility and sometimes utilizing a wheelchair.
However, he battled his way back to wellbeing.
He resided in San Jose, California.
He died at 85 years old.