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Bodybuilding icon Joe Weider dies aged 93

Fitness and bodybuilding guru Joe Weider died today aged 93. Credit: REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

Fitness and bodybuilding icon Joe Weider died today aged 93, his publicist said.

Weider, who created the Mr Olympia bodybuilding contest and mentored a young Arnold Schwarzenegger, died of heart failure, Charlotte Parker said.

The bodybuilding guru built a magazine empire that included publications such as Muscle and Fitness, Shape and Men's Fitness.

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