The death of racing legend Niki Lauda has also touched Arnold Schwarzenegger. The film star and former California governor expressed his sadness on Twitter for the death of his countryman, who became world champion three times in Formula 1.

“He was an icon, an Austrian sweetheart.”

“” Niki was a champion. He was an icon, an Austrian sweetheart. He was one of my best friends and I will miss this generous and pioneering hero with all my heart, “said Schwarzenegger, the bodybuilder who gained world fame with films such as The Terminator and Total Recall.