The world’s most famous bodybuilder died Thursday.
He was 62 years old.
He suffered from cancer and had been battling the disease since 2007.
The Associated Press said that Dr. Daniel Ybarra died at his home in New York City.
He had been suffering from the illness since December.
The AP reports that Ybarras family told CNN he had been taking chemotherapy, and had taken his own life.
He lived in a nursing home in the Bronx.
He began his career as a professional bodybuilder in the 1960s.
He retired in 1982 and had lived in Los Angeles for more than 20 years.
Ybarralas son, Eric, told CNN that he was surprised that Ybars death had not been more widely reported.
He said that he had only heard of Ybarrals death when people started calling.
Eric said he was going to call the police, but he never got a call back.
Ybars sons son, Alex, said he had known his father for years and knew he had battled cancer.
He added that YBarras family had suffered a lot from cancer.
Eric Ybarroras told CNN: “I always felt very, very sad for him and I was really upset and I thought that he could have made it through it.
But he just passed away.”