Tosca Reno made the announcement that husband Robert Kennedy is terminally ill. Though it’s been known that Kennedy suffers from lung cancer it was a surprise to read the announcement made on Reno’s blog. Unfortunately, this public and social announcement makes Kennedy’s condition very real.
This is a sad, sad time for our family and for all of us, but I wanted to let you know about Bob’s health. Despite his and all of our greatest efforts to fight lung cancer, it now appears that he will not be successful with his treatments, and unfortunately his condition is terminal. At this point we do not know how long he has, but we don’t think it is very long. He was able to meet with Arnold yesterday for a couple of hours which was an inspiration to Bob in this difficult time. It was nice to see the sparkle in Bob’s blue eyes once again. The two legends even flexed!
We will soon be losing a wonderful person, father, great leader and inspiration for both the Company and this industry at large. However Bob’s life’s work, dedication and impact on bodybuilding, fitness and health and the support and inspiration to 10’s of millions of people will continue through all of you.
Your continued thoughts and prayers are appreciated beyond words,
Anyone, who is anyone, has seen or read a magazine by the bodybuilding/fitness publishing pioneer Robert Kennedy. His publications go way back. Think way, way back to 1974 with the first publication of MuscleMag International which was created with friend Johnny Fitness. Since this time Robert Kennedy Publishing [RKP] has stayed true to bodybuilding, but also ventured into the mainstream by creating magazines that target the “healthy woman,” or the woman who plans to become healthy.
Kennedy is continually successful with six magazines:
- MuscleMag International
- American Curves
- Maximum Fitness
- Clean Eating
Clean Eating is the success shared by both Robert’s publishing company and wife Tosca Reno; who has her own column in the magazine called "Ask Tosca."
Reno is the well known author of The Eat Clean Diet books. The couple met while working together. They are pillars in the fitness industry, and are well loved and held in high regard by mainstreamers, as well. Both of their successes are intertwined, and this admission on Reno’s blog is a blow to people in the industry, and for those touched or impacted by the couples work in nutrition, bodybuilding, fitness and exercise.