passed away on November 22, 2007 after fighting skin cancer for several months. He did a great deal for the sport of bodybuilding throughout his years. NABBA Mr. Universe winner in 1951, 1958, and 1965. Followed in the footsteps of Steve Reeves and became the star of several Hercules and sword and sandal flicks in the 1960's. Hero and inspiration to Arnold.
He was certainly a good influence to many people, myself included.