Muscle mag publisher Robert Kennedy dies
The eponymous founder of Robert Kennedy Publishing of Mississauga, which produces Oxygen and American Curves, has died of complications of skin cancer at the age of 74.
Kennedy, a lifelong bodybuilder, started in publishing by cutting-and-pasting the first issue of Muscle Mag Inernational on his kitchen table in Brampton. It went on to become one of the premier bodybuilding magazines in the industry.
Kennedy launched a chain of fitness stores and a fitness clothing line, but eventually sold those to concentrate on book and magazine publishing. He then launched Oxygen, dedicated to women's fitness. Clean Eating, Reps! and American Curves.