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  • wasblind

    JackLaLanne (born September 26, 1914) is an American fitness, exercise, nutritional expert, and motivational speaker who has been called "the godfather of fitness".

    I grew up watchin' him on TV

    I hope he wasn't a Jehovah's Witness, he would have been disappointed

    at the time of his demise.

  • miseryloveselders

    He bet on the Bears and the Jets, from what I heard. Seriously though, its funny how these guys don't outlive George Burns who didn't lift anything but cigars and alcohol. I will concede some of the pictures of Lalanne as an old man were quite impressive. There's days I step out of the gym and I'm feeling real proud because of that pump you have post workout. It lasts a little bit into the next day, and then it goes back down again. I wish I had the time to maintain that pump, but life's responsibilities beckon.

    But hey, RIP Jack Lalanne.

  • AK - Jeff
    AK - Jeff

    Yes, I recall him in the 60's on tv.

    More recently he spent time hawking his juicing equipment in informercials.

    His focus on health and eating well served him well - a long life of 96 years.

    RIP JL

  • Band on the Run
    Band on the Run

    I don't believe it. Also, I won't believe when Dick Clark goes. He was on syndicated tv in the fifties. I never worked out with him on air. It was fun just watching him. What a body! He was ahead of his time. Between Jane Fonda, Richard Simmons and jack LaLane, I'll take Lalane. I hope he was healthy until he died.

    George Burns was truly amazing and sharp. And my personal hero, John Lennon, was murdered at 40. Sad.

  • Gregor

    I watched him (because my mom did) in the 50's on a TV screen the size of a pie pan. He was very dynamic and entertaining.

  • blondie

    There was one man that I thought would live forever...

  • Gayle

    This is another example of the generation of 1914, (LaLanne only 'born' then - those of discerning age by then, much longer gone) Reality, -- one day cometh and another day goeth.

  • Violia

    Did they list a cause of death other than natural causes? If that pic is current, he did not look 96. Amazing man, I too watched him with my mom back in the 50's. He made a difference in our lives and will always be remembered.

  • aSphereisnotaCircle

    Remember when every year on his birthday he would pull a barge with his teeth while swimming across the pacific ocean (or something like that).

    The man was amazing, I loved him.

  • LV101

    heard on heraldo's show he succumbed to pneumonia - sad indeed. he lived in morro bay, calif. i remember watching him on black/white tv as a child --- following along w/the exercises and feeling the worse pain/stiffness next day. what incredible shape he was in back then.


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