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Monday, April 9, 2012

An Update on Bob's Health

Robert in Chelsea, London UK
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,

Tosca Reno

224 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh, Tosca! My heart is breaking for you. Both you and Bob have served as a source of inspiration for my life. My thoughts, prayers, and love are with you and your family at this time.

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    1. This breaks my heart, you and your family are in my prayers.

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    2. So so sad. As with many others, Bob has been an inspiration to me for the past 20 years! His inspiration and influence will live on for many years to come.

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  2. Tosca,
    Lifting you up in prayer during this very difficult time. You are both loved and appreciated by so many and the lives you have touched are a testament to your beautiful hearts. God bless you both.

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    1. @ Figur(e)-tively speaking, I never really know what to say at such times, but your words are perfect. Tosca, I join this lay and Lift you and your family in prayer during this time.

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    2. WARM REGARDS/PRAYERS TO HIS FAMILY MUCH CONTINUED SUCCESS FOR MUSCLE MAG.
      WWW.ROBBYROBINSON.NET BODY and ART- ARDEN

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  3. So, so sorry Tosca. Our thoughts and prayers are with you from Texas. Thank you for all the inspiration your family has given us. We will continue to fight for healthy lives in honor of the members of our families who fought this horrible disease. May your family feel a little strength through the difficult days ahead.

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  4. I am so sorry to hear this news, Tosca. I'll keep you and your family in my thoughts.

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  5. Oh I am so sorry, Tosca. You are in my prayers and my heart is heavy for you and your entire family. You were both so fortunate to find love in each other, and that will never change. God Bless you all.

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  6. My heart goes out to you and your family. I will continue to keep you all in my thoughts and prayers. During difficult times such as what you are facing, the only source of peace is the Lord. He will bring your family comfort and peace beyond what anything or anyone else will. You will see him again. You will be a family again. Love, Sonia

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  7. Dear Tosca, you and Bob and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. This breaks my heart and I cannot even imagine what it must be like for you. Life is cruel. I pray for courage and strength and that you get to spend as much time together as possible.
    Helana vd Walt, South Africa

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  8. I am so sorry to hear this. This is never easy and I am sure it is even more difficult being in the public eye. God bless Bob, you and your family. Cherish the time you have left and always remember true love never dies.

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  9. You both have touched so many lives and made us better people for it. It is a difficult time, of that I am sure. You both are in my prayers.

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  10. Dearest Tosca, I am so, so sorry. This is the most difficult transition we go through with those that we love. I'll be praying for your family that you will find peace and comfort and so much love that your heart can't even hold it all. God bless you.

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  12. OMG I can't believe this is happening. You and your family are in my prayers. God Bless.

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  13. I can't even begin to tell the sorrow, I feel. This man has inspired so many and I am one. Your family is in my prayers. God bless you both.

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  14. I will continue to pray for Bob and your family Tosca. You both have been a tremendous inspiration to me and many others. You will both be in my thoughts and prayers.

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  15. Tosca,

    I am very sorry to hear of your sad news. You both are an inspiration to many people. Although we have never met I share my love with you and your family during this difficult time, you are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Rene Burchell

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  16. My dearest Tosca..... I am so incredibly saddened by this terrible news. I can't imagine reading an Oxygen Magazine with out Tough Love Bobs many inspiring, kick in the butt, articles.
    My thoughts are with you and the girls at this delicate time. I am praying for you and your family.

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  17. You & your family are in my thoughts & prayers!

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  18. My thoughts with you and your family ,stay strong .

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  19. My heart goes out to you & your family. May all the happy memories you have comfort you in the days ahead...

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  21. I am so sorry to hear about Bob. My life has been greatly enriched by both you and your husband's publications.

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  22. My prayers, and the prayers of many are with you and your family. Peace and Love.

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  23. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

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  24. I've been thinking of you, Bob and your family a lot! Enjoy every minute together as a family you can right now, which I know you are doing. Give him a BIG hug for me and I wish I could give you a big hug also. I know how hard it is and my thoughts are with you. Stephanie Worsfold xoxoxo

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  25. Thoughts and Prayers for you and your family Tosca. May God Bless you all.

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  26. Oh, Tosca, I am so very sorry to hear this news. I can only imagine the various emotions you must all be dealing with right now. The world is a better place because Bob is in it, and the best of who he is will live on in you and all those who were inspired by his example. May you find comfort in the love that surrounds you all.

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  27. I am so sorry for what you are gong through right now. You both have touched so many lives and changed so many lives for the better. He will be very missed. Raising you and your family up in prayer. God bless you.

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  28. My heart is saddened by this news. Bob Kennedy has been an inspiration, guide, and Icon to a Sport and Industry I love for my whole life. Ever since I can remember I have looked to his advice and teachings for guidence. The thought of All of us loosing him hits me hard as it did when I lost my father. This world will not be a better place without him but it is a better place because he traveled it along side all of us. My heartfelt prayers are with you Bob and your family as you continue this fight.
    God Bless you and Tosca

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  29. Sending love and prayers to Bob, you and your entire family. I'm saddened and will keep you all in my prayers. I'm sure you already are, but please share with Bob what a positive impact he has had on changing countless lives - mine included!

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  30. Sending my thoughts and prayers to you and your family. May God be with you all and may Bob fly on angels wings.

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  31. Tosca, my family is keeping yours in our prayers. {{hugs}} dear.

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  32. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. I've always been inspired by Robert's pioneering books and magazines, in fact its his work that inspired me to pursue many years of fitness competitions. Robert is a class act all the way...

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  33. So sorry to hear! He is such an influential man, and I hope the team at Oxygen magazine will continue to spread his message for health and fitness. Best wishes, Stephanie

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  34. Tosca, I am devastated to hear about Bob. He is truly an inspiration and (like you) someone I admire greatly. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

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  35. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in this most difficult time...xoxo

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  36. Your family is in my prayers... I send you wishes of strength and fortitude.

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  37. Oh my gosh I had no idea he had lung cancer! My thoughts and prayers are with you and Bob and the girls. I always read his column in oxygen magazine...I relate with his eating chocolate and other things not so clean every once in awhile. He's such an inspiration as you are too!

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  38. WOW I am so sorry about learning about Bob's situation. You both have been an inspiration and always will be. When he is gone please take time to heal and know that there are people out there that even though may have not met you in person are sending healing thoughts your way. I have finally decided after many years to get my health back on track and now I have even more purpose and will dedicate my efforts to Bob.

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  39. Tosca,

    You and Bob helped me change my life, and I am forever in your debt. My thoughts and prayers are with you both.

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  40. So very sorry to read this. My prayers are with all of you.

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  41. My prayers are with you and your family.

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  42. Tosca, I am so sorry to hear this. You are both so amazing. Stay strong for Bob and enjoy every precious moment with him.

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  43. Oh I am so sorry!! I didn't hear anything about this! I will be sending prayers to you, Tosca and your family during this tough time! And for Bob in his final days...

    He has touched SOOO many lives, including my own, that he will be living on in so many women thru their new healthy lifestyles!!

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  44. I can't remember the first time I read something written by Bob Kennedy, but I know he's been an influence in my life for decades. Sending prayers of strength and peace to your family Tosca.

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  45. Bob, your section in the magazine is the first page I flip to when it arrives in my mailbox. You have been absolutely inspiring to me and helped me in my path to fitness and a life time of health. You have made a difference in the lives of so many. Touched our hearts and souls. I am forever grateful and your inspiration will live on forever. I could only hope to accomplish what you have in your lifetime…to have made such a difference to so many in this world that is so valuable, what this world needs so much more of…touching the lives of others in their hearts and souls. Peace and strength to you and your family.

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  46. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family through this difficult time. God grant you and your family peace.

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  47. Sorry to hear of Bob's health. Sending love and prayers to you and your family!!

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  48. Continued prayers of peace and strength! You all are so valued and so precious, more than you'll ever know, but hopefully you do know!

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  49. I am so so sorry. Prayers are with you all during this time.

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  50. Love you Tosca....prayers and hugs from Colorado.

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  51. At times in life we just don't understand the bigger picture. Oh Tosca, I am so very sorry. My thoughts and prayers are in my heart.

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  52. Tosca, so sorry for this very sad period of your life. I have been praying for Bob and you.

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  53. Oh my! Soooo unbelievably sorry to hear this!!!!!! Prayers for peace for all of you!

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  54. Dearest Tosca,

    This is such heartbreaking news. Praying for Bob, you, and the girls.

    Caralyn

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  55. Tosca,

    This site may be able to help with his recovery. It is never to late. www.heavenshealthplan.com

    Feel free to contact me at matt@heavenshealthplan.com

    -Matt

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  57. Keeping Bob, you & your family in my thoughts & prayers. My father has pancreatic cancer & it saddens me deeply to hear this terrible news. Life is not fair! I pray God will bring you all some peace.

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  58. I'm so very, very sorry to hear this. I've sent him a couple of emails in years past and he was always kind enough to reply personally. Which only cements his reputation with me as someone who truly does care.

    My thoughts are with you, Bob, and your family.

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  59. Tosca, so sorry to hear. Lost my dad to lung cancer this past August.

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  60. Oh Tosca,

    Prayers for Bob and the whole family.

    My hubs battled cancer three years ago. Being a caregiver is difficult at times, seeing someone so strong crumble. Stay storng and take care of yourself as you take care of him.

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  61. Both you and Bob have been in my thoughts for the past few days. I only hope that all these messages help in some small way.

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  62. I am very sorry to hear this news. I lost my husband to lung cancer a couple of years ago. I hope the days to come are peaceful and pain free.

    Christie

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  63. Tosca, thanks for this update and for being so open about this so that everyone knows. Please tell Bob hello from Dave and me, and know that our prayers are with you both.

    Dave and Laree Draper

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  64. Tosca, not a day goes by that I don't think of you and Bob in some way. I am enjoying a healthy fit life because of the both of you. I wish there was some magic pill that I could send to your family to make everything go back to normal. There are no words that can express what you and your family are going through.

    Stay strong, stay fit, and continue to eat healthy for the long road ahead.

    Carmen

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  65. So sorry to hear about this trying time in your family's life. My prayers are definitely with you all. I pray your strength and peace as you endure this difficult time. I know it is a very hard thing to go through.

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  66. Dear Tosca,

    I am so sorry and sad to hear about Bob, you have both inspired me and continue to do so with all the time and energy you both put into your life purpose. I am praying for you both.

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  67. I am so so sorry for you, Bob, and your family. I have been reading Oxygen from the very first issue and I feel like I know Bob personally through his writing. My thoughts are with you during this difficult time.

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  68. I am so sorry to read this, Tosca. I will be praying for peace and comfort for you and your family in the upcoming days. I feel for you, I lost my mom to breast cancer 11 years ago.

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  69. Tosca, I am so very sad to hear this. Both you and Bob have inspired, and helped me in so many ways in my fitness journey. Please let him know that Oxygen was my very first fitness magazine that gave me the love of strength training! I have been a subscriber for many years now. :)
    You and your family will be in my prayers. We are all here for you and your family, should you need us. :)

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  70. To lose your love and best friend is a pain that no one can imagine until it happens. My heart goes out to you and your children.

    I want to give you some words of encouragement.

    Now is a moment you can never get back. Right now Bob is still with you. He can still hear, touch and feel your love. Now is a moment you can bask in every millisecond.
    Now is your time to say I love you. Now is the time that you can press your cheek against his...Now. Don't get caught up in the sadness to come Tosca...get caught up in the love that is very present...because now...right now is the most precious moment in time.

    May The Most High God comfort you and your family in this moment. May he grant you peace that surpasses all understanding. And may you grow stronger through it all.

    Hugs and love from my family to yours.

    Joyce Nichols-Moore and family

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  71. I am so sorry that you are all going through this. Cancer is an awful awful disease and it doesn't spare anyone, fit or not, healthy or not.

    My prayers are with you and your family at this most difficult time.

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  72. Sending much love to you and your family.
    Jessica

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  73. Dear Tosca and Bob,

    I am incredibly sad for you (and your family) and wish you both strength and courage. I have subscribed to Oxygen for many years and I feel like I almost know you two. Both of you are incredibly inspiring and I admire your dedication to health and fitness. I am the editor of a regional running magazine in the States and I always look to your magazine for inspiration and ideas.

    May you be buoyed by the love and support of your millions of fans.

    Heather Romano, Northwest Runner
    and longtime fan

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  74. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers!! Heidi

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  75. My thoughts are with you, Tosca and Bob. Bob, you have always been so supportive of Natural Muscle Mag and always had kind words about it. For that, I will always be grateful.

    I love you Bob!

    Debbie Baigrie

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  76. Dear Tosca,

    I was saddened to read about Bob's health. I never knew what real health and exercising was until I discovered Oxygen magazine and then Clean Eating. Thank you for allowing me to share with you on this wonderful journey of Life and Health. My prayers for you, Bob and the children during this time. May you find strength and love with God and your millions of fans whose lives you all have changed.

    Healthy Mom and long time fan,
    Bindu Mathew, NY

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  77. I'm so sorry to hear this. I just went through this 10 years ago and it's a hard road. My thoughts and prayers are with you and everyone. Patricia

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  78. As a young teen reading Roberts articles on bodybuilding I was inspired and in awe of the popular bodybuilders. However, it wasn't until I reached 50 years old and had lost 95 pounds (eating healthy), that I pursued my dream of bodybuilding, entering my first contest. Robert and Arnold planted the seeds that finally got me to find a healthier lifestyle. Our deepest sympathies.

    Bill and Lavinia

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  79. Tosca - I'm so saddened to hear this news - my prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. I will miss Bob's column in Oxygen magazine (I always read his right after yours!) Be strong!

    ann soltys

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  80. Tosca, you, Bob and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. You've had such a positive impact on my life, you're such an inspiration to me. I'm so sorry to hear such sad news - thinking of you.

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  81. Hi Tosca! I'm so sorry to hear about Bob. We will certainly keep him and all the family in our prayers. Oxygen was always my favorite magazine, it was such an honor to be on the cover. Stay strong, God bless!! :)

    Smiles,
    Laura Mak. :)

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  82. My thoughts and prayers are with Bob and you and your families.

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  83. It is amazing how people you have never met have touched the lives of so many and we feel the happiness and sadness that happens in their lives. You and Bob are two such people that have touched the lives of so many and this sadness is felt by them all. Thoughts and prayers are with your family through this awful time..and thanks for the many wonderful things that have inspired us all.

    Jamie

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  84. Where would we be without tough-love Bob!!!??? Legend indeed! I'm so sorry to hear this news. Stay strong and know that you have many people thinking of your family and praying for you.

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  85. "By His stripes, ye are healed" In prayer.

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  86. Tosca -
    I am so sorry that you and the girls are facing this. You are an inspiration, even in this moment of deep sadness. My prayers and hugs to you all.
    Liz

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  87. Oh Tosca. I am so sorry. My heart just breaks for you and your family. Enjoy what time you have left. Every second is precious. You are in my prayers.

    Tiffany

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  88. To say it saddens me to hear this cheapens the term. Bob, his writing and his magazine have been part of my life since I was a teenager, and always whetted my appetite for bodybuilding. My you find strength in the time you've had together, joy from laughter remembered, and peace from knowing his suffering is going to be over.

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  89. Terrible thing to say, but as someone who has encountered cancer and moved passed it, the only "wonderful" thing about this disease over all others, is that it give you the time to make peace with God, your life, and your loved ones. That is all I can pray for Bob and you at this time!!!

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  90. My heart aches terribly for you and your family. I will hold you close in prayer. Bob and your work has changed my life and I will always be grateful.

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  91. So sorry to hear this, will send prayers.

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  92. i have been seeing that soursop, graviola fruit can help. i dont know that it can hurt to try it. plz check with his dr. and maybe give it a try??? you are both such amazing people and such a great inspiration to so many of us. much luv huggs n prayer to you and your family.
    luv always, Kira Dx

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  93. Prayers of peace and comfort for you, Bob and your entire family as you endure this very difficult time.

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  94. I pray for your family during this time. We may not know what the future holds, but I pray Bob knows the One who holds the future. Jesus, the Great Physician, can heal, either here on Earth, or in eternity in Heaven for those who know Him.

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  95. I'm so sorry Tosca. This is just so sad. I don't know what to say. He is your inspiration, your rock, your love of your life....I don't have any words for this....
    Love Kelly

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  96. Bob and Tosca, Thank you for sharing with us all. You have given so much to us ... your EC community. Though a private and intimate journey, know that everyday we stand beside you, with appreciation, but most of all with thoughts of love and care for your wellbeing, mind/body/soul.

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  97. So very very sorry for you and your family. You all will be in my prayers. :(

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  98. Sending prayers for peace and strength to you, Bob and your family.

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  99. Dear Tosca & Bob,

    You don't know how sad I am to hear of this news. My heart is breaking with yours. I send my love and support to you and your family as well as the team at robert kennedy publishing. Both of you are such an inspiration in my life. I did a complete 180 on my health thanks to Bob's 'tough love' and your dedication to teaching me how to eat clean, train mean, and live lean. I used to be afraid of food and lifting weights, but thanks to both of you I now treat my body with the utmost respect and cherish all it does for me. For this i can't thank you enough. My thoughts and prayers are with you both. Love from Sarah @ The Healthy Diva http://the-healthy-diva.com

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  100. prayers for peace at this very hard time. He has provided the worlds with some of the best fitness inspiration

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  101. Please know that my love and prayers go out to you and your family at this very sad time. You are loved.

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  102. Dear Tosca,

    I am oh so sorry to hear of this news. One never knows what the right words are, to say in these situations, but I hope you and your whole family know that you all are an inspiration, not only of health and fitness, but what family really is and I hope that if one day I have a children, we are as close as family as your is. I will have you and your family in my thoughts.

    Sincerely,
    Liliana

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  103. Very sad news, but thank you for sharing with your friends, family, and fans. My prayers are with you.

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  104. Praying that Jesus comforts your and your family through this difficult season. I lost my father a little over 2 months ago and without the Lord's sweet grace and gentle guidance I don't know what I would have done. Praying the same for you. May He direct, guide, speak and lead all of you in this and pour out His abundant grace. May his last days here on this earth be filled with special moments and tender memories of all the people he loved. I am so sorry....
    Psalm 34:18
    The LORD is close to the brokenhearted; he rescues those whose spirits are crushed

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  105. Oh Tosca,
    I'm truly saddened to hear this awful news, Bob and you have been such an amazing inspiration to me for years now! Thanks to your magazine and great advice I've shed 58lbs! I am truly so so sorry for this devastating news and wish all my love into the universe straight to you and your family!

    Love & Peace,
    Stephanie

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  106. Tosca, I am so sorry to hear about Bob's health. I met the two of you last year at the Arnold Classic and it was a pleasure to see your passion for life, love, and fitness. We love you Tosca, and we are here to support your family as you support all of us. I hope you feel our love and all of our prayers. XO Lauren

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  107. I am so incredibly sorry to hear this. My heart breaks for you and your family, as I went through this in September when my father, Bob, passed away from lung cancer. I know it is so difficult to deal with, I hope you and your family embrace the time together with family and friends and think on the happy days to get you through the difficult ones. My prayers are with you in this time of need.

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  108. Tosca... So sorry to hear about this sad news. Bob and yourself are such an inspiration to the health and fitness world. My prayers and thoughts go out to you and your family. Last chatted with Bob at the fitness conference in Toronto.

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  109. Dear Tosca,
    I am so sorry to hear about Bob's health. His tough love will be missed. My thoughts are with you and your girls. Stay strong for each other...

    Much love,
    Erica

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  110. Tosca,
    My thoughts and prayers and with you, Bob and your children. Stay strong....

    Much love,
    Shari Fitness

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  111. My love, prayers, hugs and thoughts are with all of you!
    Yes, Bob will always live through all of us - he has changed the lives of so many with his "tough love". He will truly be missed. Tosca, stay strong and know that you are not alone.

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  112. Thanks for changing my life bob!!!!!! Thank you for Oxygen, all these years of battling obese, i could not of done it with you and your kindess to help people getting fit and healthy!! Everything will be ok Tosca (hugs)

    Marla

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  113. My prayers are with you as well. I'm very thankful for you and your spouse for allowing God to use you both as the MOST VALUABLE resources in health and fitness. Thank you for willingness and excitement to teach, share and strengthen your readers through knowledge and from your personal experiences. God Bless You Mr. Kennedy!!:) ...Thank you for Oxygen! Your magazine was the FIRST true magazine that talked about being lean, strength training and muscle. Unlike those other "frilly" magazines, Oxygen models inspired me to become something more. To look like myself--a better, healthier, stronger me.

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  114. I am sorry to hear this and will keep you both in my prayers.

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  115. Dear Tosca,
    A world of strangers, whom you have made to feel like friends, family even, now stand with you during this most difficult time. You are in so many peoples thoughts. I hope the out-pour of concern, gratitude and admiration brings you a little lightness now.
    Wishing you comfort in the love and good times you shared,
    Stefanie

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  116. PLEASE read these bible verses to Bob:
    Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies. John 11:25
    That if you confess with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord," and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. Romans 10:9

    In reply Jesus declared, "I tell you the truth, no one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born again." John 3:3

    "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16

    I am praying for him too!! Love to you all!! XO

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  117. Un gran abrazo y pidiendo a Dios que te abrace y te de muchisima paz.

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  118. OMG My heart is breaking for you. I am so sorry.

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  119. My prayers are with you and Bob! ...keep the faith...GOD provides the impossible...nothing is terminal with him.

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  120. Aloha Tosca✿

    I met Bob over 20 years ago in Hawaii when he came over to shoot for a competition I was in..He invite me to do a photo shoot & the rest is history. We became fast friends and I was fortunate to do many more photo shoots with Bob in Hawaii, Maui and Vegas.. He believed in me and gave me a lot of support over the last 20 years. He was so comforting when I lost my husband to a senseless murder 10 years ago. Bob gave me a lot of great advice and support during one of the most difficult times of my life. My heart goes out to you Tosca, Bob's children and your whole family during this hard time. I wish I could see Bob one more time and give him a big HUG and kiss...I love him dearly and thank him for everything he did for me.. The world will never be the same without Bob in it. Much Love & Aloha <3

    Debra Kaniho
    http://islandgurl1.blogspot.com/

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  121. Thinking and praying for Bob and your entire family during this time. You BOTH (AND FAMILY) have been so generous to us all as readers and fitness followers! Everyday people who you motivate constantly. We all send our love, prayers, and strength for you during this difficult time. Please know how much you are thought and prayed for.

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  122. This is truly sad. I heard he wasn't doing well at The Arnold. He's always been very good to me whenever he came to Columbus. He would offer me a seat, offer to watch my stuff, tell me old stories, etc. Very friendly man.

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  123. thoughts and prayers are with you & your family <3

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  124. you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers

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  125. My deepest sympathies are extended to you and your family. What a challanging time this is for you all. I am so so sorry to hear of this and will keep you in my thoughts and prayers!

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  126. Oh how my heart aches at this news, but my prayers are with you, Bob, and your family. You and Bob are such an inspiration, and I'm sure will be for years to come. May the love that surrounds you bring you strength and peace during this difficult time. Hugs...

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  127. I am so sorry for this news and the trying time for you and Bob, Tosca. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

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  128. My thoughts are with you. I love Robert Kennedy! Life is what you make it and Robert Kennedy has inspired me (and others) to live the healthiest life possible!

    Life is Too Precious

    Life is an opportunity, benefit from it.

    Life is beauty, admire it.

    Life is bliss, taste it.

    Life is a dream, realize it.

    Life is a challenge, meet it.

    Life is a duty, complete it.

    Life is a game, play it.

    Life is a promise, fulfill it.

    Life is sorrow, overcome it.

    Life is a song, sing it.

    Life is a struggle, accept it.

    Life is a tragedy, confront it.

    Life is an adventure, dare it.

    Life is luck, make it.

    Life is too precious, do not destroy it.

    Life is life, fight for it.

    ---Mother Theresa

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  129. Tosca, my heart goes out to you and your family. I will pray for Bob and may God comfort you at this difficult time. I'm so sorry !
    Pati

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  130. Words cant express how this news makes us all feel. Our thoughts and prayers are with you both at this dificult time. Bob has done so much for so many and his endless passion and energy for fitness and health is second to none. Hugs and big ones to you both. Lindy xx

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  131. This is such sad, devastating news. Sending lots of love, prayers and comfort your way during this extremely difficult time. My heart goes out to you all as you try to find peace in this time of need.

    Ashley

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  132. Tosca,

    My sincerest thoughts and prayers go to you and your family, most of all to Bob. I never met him, and never knew him personally, but felt as though I got to know him each month through your magazine. His apparent passion for fitness motivated me and inspired me to make changes in my life. When I felt like giving up, he'd post another article to nudged me to keep going. I hope you have the opportunity to read my post and please tell him "Thank you".

    You are all in my prayers.

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  133. I am so very sorry, Tosca. I will continue to keep Bob in my thoughts and prayers, and send you and your entire family much love.

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  134. I am saddened and shocked to hear this Tosca. Bob's inspiring and straight forward words to help others lead a healthy lifestyle have always been my favorite part of reading Oxygen. His letter is always the first thing I read when I get a new issue and the reason I never throw an old issue out. My prayers go out to Bob, you and your family through this difficult time. I hope he knows how many lives he has changed for the better.
    Cynthia

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  135. My heart goes out to you and all of your family and loved ones. Blessing upon you all. Take strength in the love you share.
    Stefanie

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  136. There's not a lot than can be said about Bob that hasn't already been shared by the countless athletes, writers, photographers and people across the world who have been fortunate to cross his path. My wish for you Tosca, Family and the Fitness industry at large is have the strength & inspiration to continue his Incredible Legacy.

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  137. Tosca, I too have lost a spouse to lung cancer and now how difficult this time is and will be. I hope it helps Robert to know that you have so many supporters to shore up your strength at such a difficult time and my wishes are for your family, for strength and love beyond your wildest dreams. be there with him full of love and family time and dreams for the fuure because you will always feel his presence in your life. my thoughts are with you all.

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  138. I can't believe what I am reading. I am so sad. I can only imagine what those that are close to him are feeling. This will be a huge loss to us all. My thoughts will be with you.

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  139. Thinking of all of you. So sad.

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  140. Tosca, Have faith God is still in the healing business! Please look into this! www.gerson.org Gerson therapy is curing cancer has been since the 50s . I've been reading about them for years.We will be praying for you and your wonderful family cannot imagine what your going through. lots of love and prayers !!

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  141. Tosca and Family, I am so very sorry to read of this. Having gone through this I know how difficult the time ahead will be for you all and hope that your faith will help you through.

    The Carroll Clan in Queensland Australia. XXX/

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  142. my prayers go out to both Bob, you and your family. thank you for you have done for me and the fitness industry...much love to you both.
    Amy Barnes

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  143. Sad to hear this. I'm glad to have many of his mags, good reading. /Eric Skantze, drskantze.com

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  144. Bob has been an inspiration to me ever since I was a teenager reading his articles in Muscle Mag. I am now 55 years old. Thanks Bob for all you have done! Tosca, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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  145. Sending my prayers your way!

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  146. Bob is such a wonderful man!!! It was a pleasure to run into him in person several times & to read his articles over the years. I am praying for a miracle for him & peace, that passes all understanding, for you & your family. I pray that he has the joy of the Lord in his heart & that you do too. Love to you, Tosca.

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  147. I think I just felt my heart break. What shocking and saddening News! I cannot seem to find the right words to express what I am feeling but I will say you are all in my prayers during this time and with Gods Grace all will be as it is meant to be. Believe in the Plan and move forward as Bob wants you to. I hope he knows how monumental he is to so many people and how much he has helped people come into their own light through his books, magazines and in so many other ways. May God carry you home Bob we will miss you, but I suppose the angels may need your assistance getting into shape! <3

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  148. My love, thoughts and prayers go out to Bob and your family in this difficult time. I had the pleasure of meeting Bob and talking to him last year at the Arnold. He was so kind and I will treasure the photo of us together and his autograph on the EC for Men book.
    He has helped educate, inspire, and motivate all of us that want to improve out bodies through his publications. I will always be grateful that he has made so many lives better because of it.
    Gwen

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  149. Those who inspire and teach us will be with us always...
    Praying for you all

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  150. I'm so sorry, our thoughts and prayers are with you and yours. Having recently gone through the same with my father in law, I know how you feel :( Make the most of the days you have.

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  151. I am so sorry to hear this. My heart is aching for you, please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.

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  152. May Gods Grace be with you and yours providing Comfort at this time.
    Bob will be sorely missed but not soon forgotten.
    Thank you Bob for your years of service & contribution to the sport & the world of Fitness!
    It was a pleasure to work with you.

    Shawn Ray & Family

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  153. Sorry to hear this Tosca. MMI was where I got my start, and I have known Bob since early 90s where he encouraged me to keep sending articles.Here's a pic of us prior Arnold together:

    http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b374/willbrink/IMG_0016.jpg

    He had a major impact on my life and that of millions of others. Fast passing my friend :(

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  154. Kennedy is one of the best industry people in our sport.

    Many people began to know bodybuilding by his magazines and learn to love it.

    His way to show bodybuilding to mainstream was successful, near 40 years of Musclemag!

    it´s an honour for a lot of people like me in Spain to be "born" in bodybuilding thanks to Mr Kennedy.

    You´ll be always in my mind!!

    Jose María García García
    Vicepresident Spanish Federation of Bodybuilding

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  155. I am sorry to hear this. Bob has been very influential in getting the health message out to all of us.

    Praying.

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  156. I wish much strength to you and your family to get through this very difficult time. You have both given so much hope and inspiration to so many may you receive it back now in spades when you most need it.
    Jill M.

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  157. Tosca,
    You and Bob have impacted my life hugely. With Bob's encouragement in Oxygen and your Clean Eating I did a make over of my life and have lost 50lbs and maintained a healthy lifestyle for the past 5 years. I now have a year and a half old daughter who's favorite foods are veggies and fruits. As a single mother it brings me joy that she gets down next to me and does pushups with me without me saying a word... we lead by exmple and you both have done a wonderful job of this.
    I am now finishing up my Business degree so that I can run my own company as a personal trainer and Beach Body Coach. Thank you so much.
    I pray blessings, peace, comfort and healing for all of you.
    Rachel

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  158. Praying for Bob, for you and your family.

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  159. Tosca - so sorry to hear this incredibly sad news. Bob has had such a tremendous influence on so many lives and as I know from my conversations with you, he brought you to a whole new chapter in your life filled with strength, love and new directions. What a gift this man is and his legacy will live on. I only wish I had had a chance to meet him. I do hope to meet you sometime soon. Warmest regards and my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, Janeane

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  160. Tosca my heart goes out to you and Bob. I remember meeting both of you in 2010 here in Atlanta. How inspirational were both of you, and the love you shared was quite evident. May God be with you during this time.

    Jannett

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  161. So sorry to hear this, you are both in my thoughts. Thank you for everything you have done and continue to do!

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  162. This is sad news...:( I'm keeping you, Tosca, Bob and your family in my thoughts and prayers. Stay strong and may God help you trough those difficult times.

    Sylvie

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  163. Tosca...I don't know you personally, but I feel as though I do to some extent being a long time subscriber of Oxygen Magazine.
    Bob has and will continue to be an inspiration to all. His words will live on as a resounding place of comfort and "tough-love".
    I wish YOU the best through your immediate future. Please remember to take care of yourself...Bob, I am sure will echo those same sentiments.
    Sincerely,

    Sarah Martin

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  164. Prayers for you, Bob, your family and everyone who calls him a friend.

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  165. Bob will leave behind a lasting legacy of health and inspiring change, for which you can always be proud.

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  166. Thoughts and prayers with you and your family. So sorry.

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  167. So sorry to hear the heart breaking news. I will pray you find comfort in Christ and the hope that you have knowing you will see him again in God's glorious kingdom!

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  168. I hope that God grants you the strength to bear this extreme loss. Ameen.

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  169. My heart is sinking for you and your family. May God soothe your souls as you journey through this hardship. My prayers are with you. You and Bob mean so much to so many. You truly are an inspiration.

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  170. I'm so sorry Reno. I believe in miracles...It is going to be well with your family.

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  171. This is so heartbreaking. As I don't know either of you personally, I feel as if I do to an extent being a subscriber to Oxygen for many many years. Both Bob and yourself have served as such an inspiration to me. I feel that I am apart of the Oxygen family and you both have helped me change my life. I am very saddened of this news and cannot imagine the difficulties your family is facing right now. I look forward to Bob's words of encouragement every month and always feel as if he is talking directly to me. Bob has done an incredible thing with Oxygen magazine and will leave a lasting legacy and impression in all of our lives. For that I am eternally greatful. My prayers are with you all.

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  172. Tosca my prayers go out to you and your family you guys are all so amazing and have helped so many with there health it just dose not seem right that you are going throw this.Robert Kennedy is an amazing person and loved my so many i have a photo of him in my living room with a note saying do you need your butt kicked lol hang in there sending love and prayer your way.

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  173. Wow,Im so sorry Tosca. You and Bob Changed my life literally I would say saved my life. Years ago I picked up my first issue of Oxygen mag and I was living lets say a VERY unhealthy lifestyle. His words of inspiration and motivation just spoke to me like no other. Through his books and magazines I felt like I personally knew him as a friend who every month checked in on me and supported me and motivated me to become my best self.(Tough Love Bob) I did become my best self through Oxygen magazine I transformed my body which in turn transformed my life. Then I became a stronger woman having the convidence to fufill my goals and dreams. Because of your story I was able to leave a toxic relationship with two kids and no money, no job, just a prayer and a Gym membership a gift to myself for christimas and a free year subscription to Oxygen and Clean Eating mags.
    ( because Bob was so kind to help those of us who were laid off) In 2006 you came along with the eat clean series and I had my big Aha moment! I always wanted to be a personal chef but I wanted to cook clean healthy foods but I really couldnt pin point how to prepare them or just pull it all together. The books you've written have enlightened me, educated me, and so many others. It seems like when I need encouragement or a new fresh idea in my career as a Chef or Training Oxygen has NEVER failed me. I started getting clients who wanted clean vegetarian options I was running out of ideas I flipped through a issue of oxygen and there was the AD announcing in April Eat Clean Vegetarian I couldn't beleive it!!! Last Month I went through some seriously difficult issues in my life and I hadnt been so low in years I didnt go to the Gym for four days I cancelled my cliets for a week.I was sitting home I just recieved my April issue of Oxygen mag. Your Piece "I'm Here for You" My issue wasnt really about weight but the box Tosca's Tip spoke to me it said. " When Things get so negative in your life that you want to hide and stop taking care of yourself, that is precisely the time to get tough on yourself and keepup with training and eating clean. It lifts you out of the Doldrums and back into the relm of possibility once again. I will forever keep this piece and refer to it time and time again and everytime remembering Bob and how much this man means to so many people and how many peoplelives including mine he has changed for the better. I grew up with Bob guiding me through so many hard times and using fitness and eating right to be the best me and so I can come out on top of whatever I set out to do. No other magazines or publishers touch people like this not Shapt, Not fitness, not womens health. I feel like Oxygen is a familyand Im going to miss Tough Love from Bob! Well we are blessed to still have you tosca God Bless you and your husband Tosca you'll forever be in my prayers!

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  174. Tosca,

    I am so very sorry that you, Bob, and your children have been touched by the devastation of cancer. You have all already been through so much! Your strength, humor, and shining example have touched so many, as clearly evident by all of the loving and supportive comments above. My own family has experienced much loss due to cancer, despite all different kinds of lifestyle choices, and this awful disease has stolen so many amazing people from all of us.

    My heart, thoughts, and prayers go out to all of you. May your family and friends be a comfort to one another as you all support Bob in this journey. I, for one, am so glad that you and Bob came together and influenced my life for the better. Thank you so much!

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  175. Dearest Tosca,
    You and Bob are my insparation. It's so sad to hear about Bob's condition. You've been through a lot of b... sh... this is the the time to be strong and keep smiling and shining not for yourself but for Bob. he was, is, and will always be with you and your family.
    My family and friends are thinking and praying for You, Bob, and Your Family.
    Tanya

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  176. I have been a loyal Oxygen subscriber for years, and I have appreciated his note at the beginning of each issue. I am so sorry to hear of this. You both are so strong. I look forward to the life both of you share to keep shining!
    Melissa

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  177. So, so sorry to hear this - will be thinking of you all.

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  178. What can be said at a time such as this. Know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. First Bob, and then you, have been a part of our lives for so long that even without knowing you personally, you feel like family. May you be blessed with joy and happiness still in these final times - whatever that ends up being. Love each other and know that this is only a transition. You will be together again.

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  179. I am so sorry, Bob has allays been an inspiration. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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  180. I am just one of those millions out there that have been inspired by both of you via Oxygen, your blog etc. So sorry to hear this. I wish you all the very best. Regards, Hofi from Iceland.

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  181. Very saddened to hear of Bob's condition, praying for him and your family. He has been such a great inspiration in the fitness world for so long!

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  182. I only started reading Oxygen a few months ago (and bought a subscription) and in such a short amount of time Bob and and Tosca have been such an inspiration!! I am saddened to hear this news. My thoughts and prayers are with your family!

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  183. My heart breaks for you ... I am lifting your family in prayer for wisdom and love to surround you. May peace overcome you during this time. May worry melt away. You are both so loved.

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  184. This is so very heart wrenching. I wish nothing but light and love for you and your family in this terribly dark time.
    One Love.

    *S*

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  185. Tosca and Bob - so sad to hear the news. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. You have inspired and changed so many lives. Thank you.

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  186. I am so sorry to hear this news Tosca and Bob :-( My heart goes out to you and your family. You both are true inspirations and my passion for the industry would not be where it is without you both, and Oxygen Magazine. I met you last year at the Arnolds (Australian girls who grabbed you guys out the front of the expo) and it was such an amazing moment for me. Tosca you were so friendly and welcoming when you saw us looking at you, and Bob was just so fun when he grabbed us for a pic. Wishing you all the best for the time ahead. Much love from an Aussie Oxy-girl! Thanks for everything you have done. Nicky Jankovic xxxx

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  187. Tosca,

    I was sorry to hear this news. Bob was instrumental in helping me with my modeling years ago...such a fabulous man. I have had opportunity to meet and chat with you briefly years ago during a WTF competition. I hope that you are doing OK and please know that you are in my prayers. Take good care.

    Stay Healthy
    Darla Leal

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  188. Bob you need to know how much you truly impacted lives.Changed them even.Because you allowed me to grace your covers and be a part of so many of your publications over the years you granted me an amazing life and most importantly the independence to raise my amazing son pretty much on my own with him right by my side 24/7.For this I am eternally grateful.And I am only one girl.Thank you! God bless you and Tosco.We all have tons of love for you! Warmest Regards ,Tara Caballero and Son.

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  189. ~ To Bob Kennedy ~ 4-9-2012
    Testimonial Written by: Mike Glass Productions®

    For over five decades Bob Kennedy crossed America and for that matter the World illustrating health, fitness, bodybuilding and the best magazines on the planet. It was Bob Kennedy who opened up more doors for more athletes, models, competitors and fans then thousands collectively could open in many lifetimes.

    I was personally so fortunate to have worked with Mr. Kennedy and his magazines with our Model Quest America® and Universe Series® 2001-2004. Mr. Kennedy had won the Editor of the Decade at our 1991 “Academy of Bodybuilding Fitness and Sports Awards®”held in California.

    It goes without saying, that all we are, where we’ve been; in the health fitness and bodybuilding industry over those five long decades could never have happen the way it happen without guidance and over whelming perseverance by Mr. Bob Kennedy.

    Together Bob Kennedy and trusted liaison; Mr. Johnny Fitness helped paved the way for us all we are. We are indeed much appreciated of all the work and undying legacy collectively.

    When Bob Kennedy spoke through his editorials, the ground shook people listened he made you think and take account of your life and health.

    Let’s all take our energy and visualize Bob Kennedy getting renewed and transformed.

    By: Mike Glass Productions®

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  191. Dearest Tosca,

    Words cannot express how sorry I am to hear this news about your incredible husband.

    My family and I send our loving, heartfelt wishes and prayers for you and your family during this difficult time and although we do not know each other personally, albeit for some wonderful social media interactions and emails, Bob's vision and all of the energy that he has given to his publication work has touched me in ways beyond those which I am able to express. I am, and forever will be so grateful to you both and will be dedicating my yoga practice to you and your beloved husband.

    Blessings,

    Zain Saraswati Jamal
    http://evepostapple.tumblr.com

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  192. You and him are an inspiration to so many and through this, he has achieved what many strive for: immortality.

    I wish you much strength through this challenging part of your lives...

    Jennifer Arjoon

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  193. Thinking of you and your family during this difficult time. Cherish your memories with your wonderful husband.

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  194. I am so very sorry! You and your family will be in our prayers! Much love and gratitude, pamela

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  195. My heart goes out to you and your family, Tosca. Bob has been a true inspiration. Sending you all love and light during this challenging time.

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