Biography - A Short Wiki
Remembered for co-founding the International Federation of BodyBuilders and for establishing the Ms. Olympia and Mr. Olympia bodybuilding competitions, this Canadian bodybuilder and entrepreneur also published such fitness magazines as Shape, Flex, and Men’s Fitness.
Raised in Quebec, Canada, by Polish-Jewish immigrant parents, he started a magazine titled Your Physique when he was just seventeen years old. Decades later, the publication was renamed Muscle & Fitness.
He was investigated, and eventually sued, for several instances of false advertising. In one such case (in the early 1970s), one of his nutritional supplement products falsely claimed to result in a one-pound-per-day weight gain.
How did Joe Weider die?
Weider, also known for starting the Mr Olympia bodybuilding contest in the 1960s and mentoring a young Arnold Schwarzenegger, passed away from heart failure at a Los Angeles area hospital, his longtime publicist Charlotte Parker said.
|Cause of death||Congestive Heart Failure|
|Age of death||92 years|
|Birthday||November 29, 1920|
|Death date||March 23, 2013|
|Place of death||Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, United States|
|Place of burial||N/A|