Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Mentor, Joe Weider, Has Died
Joe Weider, the legendary fitness icon who helped Arnold Schwarzenegger launch his career in bodybuilding, has passed away. Joe’s death was announced this morning, with heart failure being cited as the cause. He was 93 years old.
Joe was a major figure in the world of men’s fitness. In addition to mentoring the Terminator, he established a magazine publishing empire focused on physical strength and endurance. Muscle & Fitness, Flex, Shape, and Men’s Fitness are all Joe’s creations.
Arnold was quick to comment on the sad news. He released a statement, saying, “Joe didn’t just inspie 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.”