I met the Mighty Joe Rollino very briefly at the Association of Oldetime Barbell and Strongmen last June. He was 104 years old at the time and his attitude and demeanor was more like that of a 60 year old.
He would have been 105 this March had he not been tragically hit by a van and killed on Monday. Joe was a student of the great Warren Lincoln Travis, whom he constantly referred to as “Mr. Travis” out of respect and admiration and very literally a living encyclopedia on the subject of strongmen.
HERE is a link to the NYT article about it. Rest in Peace Joe.