Weider and his brother Joe brought Schwarzenegger to America in 1969.
"Without them having done that, I mean I wouldn't have known how to come over here. I sure didn't have the money. So that was a very important kind of stepping stone for me," Schwarzenegger told The Associated Press.
Read the AP's obituary.
Photo: 1998 file photo of Ben Weider. Credit: AP Photo/ Dave Thomson