Peter McGough, a legendary bodybuilding journalist and former Flex editor-in-chief who was admired by many within the business, died on Dec. 30 following an eight yr battle with most cancers.

“He was initially solely given a number of years to dwell by his docs, however in typical cussed Peter trend, he took off his watch and exchanged blows with most cancers in a fashion solely a gritty Britt like him may, and hung in clear by way of the tip of 2020,” David Baye, Muscle & Health’s social media director, stated in an Instagram submit. Baye known as McGough his “good friend, mentor, and accomplice in crime.”

Dan Solomon, chief Olympia officer, stated McGough was an artist and the web page his canvas. “The best storyteller I’ve ever recognized,” Solomon wrote. “He was a mentor and a genius, a discovery of Joe Weider, however extra importantly, he was my good friend….and I’ll miss him a lot.”

McGough was intertwined with the health business for greater than 40 years, writing for greater than seven publications throughout his lengthy spanning tenure. He wrote for this web site up till a number of weeks in the past, reflecting on the careers of Dexter Jackson, Lee Labrada, and Arnold Schwarzenegger. He wrote in a means that allowed the reader to move themselves again in time.

Inside the business, his humor and humbleness made him beloved by these on stage and behind the scene.

He joined Weider Publications in 1992 as a senior author for Flex, earlier than being appointed the publication’s editor-in-chief in 1997. His curiosity in health started in 1969 together with his first exercise.

“I simply bought a pump, and I used to be off. It was that easy,” he told Muscle Insider in 2017.