Famed former bodybuilder who became the first person ever to win six world titles with four separate federations. He was also a film actor with more than 20 films to his name, including 1981's The Professional.
He and his family moved from Guadeloupe to France proper in 1950 and he began seriously pursuing bodybuilding in 1958.
He was the author of two autobiographies: 2006's I Am...Me and God and 2009's Seventy Years Young.
His second marriage was to female bodybuilder Jacqueline Nubret. He had children named Pascale, Karine, Grace and Stanley.
He finished second to Arnold Schwarzenegger at the 1975 Mr. Olympia contest.