Arnold Schwarzenegger - Arnold Schwarzenegger's Bodybuilding Mentor Dies

Arnold Schwarzenegger's bodybuilding mentor Joe Weider has died at the age of 93.

Weider passed away in Los Angeles on Saturday (23Mar13) after suffering heart failure.

He was most famous for creating the Mr. Olympia bodybuilding contest, and built a magazine empire that included publications such as Muscle and Fitness, Shape and Men's Fitness.

Paying tribute to his mentor, Schwarzenegger states, "I knew about Joe Weider long before I met him - he was the godfather of fitness who told all of us to 'Be Somebody with a Body.' He taught us that through hard work and training we could all be champions. When I was a young boy in Austria, his muscle magazines provided me with the inspiration and the blueprint to push myself beyond my limits and imagine a much bigger future.

"Joe didn’t just inspire my earliest dreams; he made them come true the day he invited me to move to America to pursue my bodybuilding career. I will never forget his generosity.

"As my career took off, he was always nearby, giving advice... He was there for me constantly throughout my life, and I will miss him dearly. My thoughts and prayers are with his extraordinary wife, the love of his life, Betty, and all of his family and friends."


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