Ed Corney November 9 1933 – 1 January 2019

Born November 9, 1933 in Hawaii, passed away 1st January 2019, aged 85.

The sport of bodybuilding has just lost one the true all-time greats of the sport. A legend of the sport. Ed suffered a brain aneurysm (stroke) on Christmas Eve and battled on for a week before eventually passing away on New Year’s Day, 2019.

Universally recognised for his role in Pumping Iron and pictured on the cover of the book of the same name, Ed is regarded as one of the best bodybuilders in history, and one of the greatest posers of all time. His charismatic posing electrified his audience. He was the Master Poser. At the 1977 Mr. Olympia in Columbus, Ohio, Ed received 3 standing ovations for his incredible posing routine.

Apart from appearing in the Arnold movie Pumping Iron, Ed Corney was also a title holder at the Mr. America, Mr USA and Mr. Universe contests. He was a Masters’ Olympia winner, and had been honoured as an IFBB Hall of Fame recipient.
GMV sends condolences to Ed Corney’s family at this sad time.

Here is Ed’s amazing Contest History:

1968
Mr California – AAU, 5th
Mr Northern California – AAU, Winner

1969:  Mr Western America – AAU, Winner

1970
Mr America – AAU, 11th
Mr California – AAU, Did not place
Mr California – AAU, Most Muscular, 2nd
Iron Man, Winner

1971
Mr America – AAU, 4th
Mr America – IFBB, Short, 1st
Mr California – AAU, Winner
Mr California – AAU, Most Muscular, 1st
Mr USA – IFBB, Overall Winner
Mr USA – IFBB, Short, 1st
*Universe – IFBB, Medium, 3rd

1972
Mr America – IFBB, Overall Winner
Mr America – IFBB, Short, 1st
Mr International – IFBB, Short, 1st
Universe – IFBB, Overall Winner
Universe – IFBB, Medium, 1st

1973:  Mr World – IFBB, Medium, 1st

1974
Mr International – IFBB, Short, 1st
Mr World – IFBB, Short, 1st

1975
Olympia – IFBB, Lightweight, 2nd
Universe – Pro – IFBB, 2nd
World Pro Championships – IFBB, Lightweight, 2nd

1976:  Olympia – IFBB, Lightweight, 3rd

1977
Olympia – IFBB, 3rd
Olympia – IFBB, Lightweight, 2nd

1978
Night of Champions – IFBB, 4th
Olympia – IFBB, 7th
Olympia – IFBB, Lightweight, 4th

1979
Canada Pro Cup – IFBB, Did not place
Florida Pro Invitational – IFBB, 7th
Grand Prix Pennsylvania – IFBB, Did not place
Night of Champions – IFBB, 8th
Olympia – IFBB, Lightweight, 9th
Pittsburgh Pro Invitational – IFBB, 8th
Universe – Pro – IFBB, 5th
World Pro Championships – IFBB, 5th

1980
Grand Prix Miami – IFBB, 6th
Grand Prix Pennsylvania – IFBB, 6th
Night of Champions – IFBB, 4th
*Olympia – IFBB, 11th
Pittsburgh Pro Invitational – IFBB, 6th
Universe – Pro – IFBB, Did not place
World Pro Championships – IFBB, Did not place

1981:  Olympia – IFBB, 13th

1983:  Olympia – IFBB, 14th

1989:  Superbowl of Bodybuilding – PBA, 4th

1994
Olympia – Masters – IFBB, 10th
Olympia – Masters – IFBB, Masters 60+, 1st

1995
Olympia – Masters – IFBB, 11th
Olympia – Masters – IFBB, Masters 60+, 1st

1996:  Olympia – Masters – IFBB, 11th

1997:  Olympia – Masters – IFBB, Masters 60+, 2nd

1998:  Arnold Classic – IFBB, Masters, 10th