Jack LaLanne dead at 96
January 23rd, 2011
10:15 PM ET

Jack LaLanne dead at 96

American fitness guru Jack LaLanne died Sunday afternoon at his home in Morro Bay, California, according to his long-time agent, Rick Hersh. He was 96.

The cause, said Hersh, was respiratory failure due to pneumonia. LaLanne had been ill for the past week.  His wife, Elaine, was at his side, along with his family and friends, Hersh said.

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  1. p1tey1

    He lived a good, long life. RIP

    January 23, 2011 at 10:24 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Steve

    He will be Missed

    January 23, 2011 at 10:24 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  3. Larry

    That's it? Nothing about his life? Jack LaLanne was an amazing guy and this is all CNN could come up with?

    January 23, 2011 at 10:24 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Daisy

      The report obviously just came in, so they haven't had time to write a full article. I'm sure it will follow shortly.

      January 23, 2011 at 10:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • LRoy

      It must've been sudden, because I thought when celebrities are dying, the media–including CNN– usually have drafts of obits in the works so as soon as they die, the story is pretty much set to go.

      With all her own medical problems, Zza Zaa...you're next (maybe...we'll see).

      January 23, 2011 at 10:46 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Kim

    Jack Lalanne did much to inspire a nation to get off it's collective @ss and get fit – not to mention what he did for the concept of RAW food and juicing ... what's up with you Shidley and Joe? Why the hate? A great man who did many great things to make this world a better place has died. Your 'witty' comments are in very bad taste. :(

    January 23, 2011 at 10:24 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  5. Connie

    Jack, you were an inspiration to me and many others for decades.

    January 23, 2011 at 10:25 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  6. Bob

    Push-ups will kill you.

    January 23, 2011 at 10:25 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • LRoy

      So won't drugs and alcohol and tobacco.

      Guns don't kill people, people kill people.

      That'll be 500 push ups for YOU, pal.

      January 23, 2011 at 10:48 pm | Report abuse |
  7. mike

    such an inspiration, hopefully he died doing pushups with a carrot juice beside him

    January 23, 2011 at 10:25 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  8. Phillip Orozco

    God, I still remember the first time I saw the power juicer on Incredible Discoveries. That man pulled 5 row boats with his teeth! killer.

    January 23, 2011 at 10:26 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  9. Eloisa

    when you can live this long then you can be negative so shut yo mouth!

    January 23, 2011 at 10:26 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  10. Joe

    What hate? HE had a sense of humor.

    January 23, 2011 at 10:26 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  11. Joeycomet

    R.I.P. Mr Lalanne. I grew up watching your shows and marveled at your feats of human physical strength.

    January 23, 2011 at 10:26 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  12. Jsizzle

    another piece of my childhood gone RIP

    January 23, 2011 at 10:26 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • LRoy

      That's what happens when you get old, dear.

      As time goes by, more and more celebrities we grew up with will die.

      January 23, 2011 at 10:50 pm | Report abuse |
  13. brian

    eat your fruit and you can live as long as he did

    January 23, 2011 at 10:27 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  14. Don

    @Joe and Shidley...Im glad you two great contributors to society have so much left over time on your hands that you can come here with snide attempts at humor at someones passing. @Joe...Im guessing at 96 he was in a lot better shape then you. Im guessing your couch has a permanent imprint from your butt. At Shidley...Im guessing your juicer warranty was void when you kept trying to juice those boxes of Twinkies.
    RIP, Mr L. ...your contributions to the world of fitness will be missed.

    January 23, 2011 at 10:27 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  15. MtSage

    An amazing man, who did so much for all of us – encouraging women and senior citizens to lift weights, what a role model you were and always will be.

    January 23, 2011 at 10:27 pm | Report abuse | Reply
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