As if 2020 wasn’t difficult enough, we learn of more unfortunate news with the death of legendary journalist, historian, and athlete promoter Peter McGough.
Mcgough passed on Tuesday, December 29th peacefully at his Florida home, according to his wife Anne Byron-McGough. In 2013 he was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer.
Here’s the full message from Facebook…
“On Tuesday 29th December, 2020 just before 3pm Peter McGough sadly passed away peacefully at home after an 8 year battle with Cancer fighting right to the end . He was my one true love, my soulmate and my best friend I am truly heartbroken.”
“Peter touched so many lives, he was a great storyteller, journalist and friend to all. He made a huge impact on the world. I have asked two of his very close friends to write a more fitting memorium as I am unable to do so at the moment.
“I cannot tell you how much Peter and I have appreciated from the bottom of our hearts the love and support we have received from family, friends and all of our facebook friends. His imlact on the world will live on in our hearts amd minds. I love you all.”
“Please excuse me for not replying to your comments right now but I promise I will fead them all and reply when I am able.”
On Tuesday 29th December, 2020 just before 3pm Peter McGough sadly passed away peacefully at home after an 8 year…
Peter McGough was originally from England before moving to the United States where he worked for the iconic Weider Brothers, Joe and Ben.
He was the Editor in Chief for Flex Magazine during the 80s in California.
McGough also had his own publication; Pumping Press, in his homeland, where he promoted UK competitors and provided important industry information and news. Not to mention, he helped eventual 6x Mr. Olympia champion Dorian Yates to receive a lot more exposure.
He worked for Muscular Development following his time at Flex.
McGough was an absolute legend for his contributions to the sport of bodybuilding, which have been acknowledged by the best in the industry, and it’s very disheartening to have to lose such an iconic industry figure. But he will always be remembered.
Industry legend Bob Cicherillo also acknowledged Peter’s struggles with cancer onstage at the 2020 Mr. Olympia finals.
Several big names who had the pleasure of meeting McGough made sure to pay tribute and extend their condolences with touching messages. Among them includes MD’s Giles Thomas, Chief Olympia Officer Dan Solomon, 7x Mr. Olympia Phil Heath, 8x Mr. Olympia Lee Haney, bodybuilding legend Shawn Ray, and Arnold Sports, to name a few.
We’d also like to extend our most sincere condolences to the family and friends of Peter McGough. McGough is survived by his wife, Anne.
The bodybuilding community mourns the death of Peter McGough, see their posts below: