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. Al B

    My deepest sympathies to the family of Mr. LaLanne. He was an inspiration to a lot of people to get off of the couch...or off of the Wii; the computer; the i-pod...

    January 23, 2011 at 11:08 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Jake Halstrom

    %8 years of inspiration for me... RIP great friend. I used to watch him in the 1950s..

    January 23, 2011 at 11:08 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Jake Halstrom

    58 years of inspiration for me... RIP great friend. I used to watch him in the 1950s..

    January 23, 2011 at 11:09 pm | Report abuse |
  4. MamaTeeJay

    Respiratory failure from pneumonia, horrible way to go.

    January 23, 2011 at 11:09 pm | Report abuse |
  5. BIG MAMA CORNBREAD

    I always think about my health Jack and the Juicer.....I remember his tight outfit ...1962...I love this man....and I don't people...Jack however was one of the Good Guy's...There are few exceptions...Jack & Elaine exceptions...This man was a definite attribute blessing...to this place.....Really No Good Guys Left.

    January 23, 2011 at 11:10 pm | Report abuse |
  6. jsw

    RIP

    He was able in his 60's to walk NO STOP for a full 30 min, up and down a block with 350lbs on his shoulders!

    he challeged anyone to pull it off, and no one took the challege. he also was able to do sit ups in his prime with 110lb weights behind his shoulder !! crazy strong and a Good Guy !!

    January 23, 2011 at 11:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Name*

      I remember when he climbed Coit Tower - on his hands! Then he hopped down in a similar fashion.

      January 23, 2011 at 11:30 pm | Report abuse |
  7. BIG MAMA CORNBREAD

    Jack ....different wonderful ERA......

    January 23, 2011 at 11:12 pm | Report abuse |
  8. PULGABROS

    Thank you Jack for example and inspiration. Wow at 70, pulling 7 loaded boats while swimming!! Hope to do half as much at that age!!! R.I.P.

    January 23, 2011 at 11:13 pm | Report abuse |
  9. ironman1995

    wow, mr strong,or should i say mr wrong, 96, umm, a good man, giver to milliions, good heart,and all you can say is didnt make it to 100,wow,cold hearted, giver to none mr wrong

    January 23, 2011 at 11:13 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Jerry, California

    Goodbye Jack,
    You were always an inspiration and a good man. You did a lot of good in this world.

    January 23, 2011 at 11:14 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Jared

    When you see your childhood idles leave, kind of hits home about your own visit here on mother earth.. And wonder what's left in your store.

    Some treasures, a young crowd never knew: Hop-A-Long Cassidy, Roy Rogers, kimosabe are the western adventures. And the comic books we bought for a dime. Remember the baseball trading cards we flip to see who won.

    Then there were two major movies and a Looney-Toon cartoon ALL for a dime. And popcorn a nickel a bag..

    The westerns got replaced by sci-fi Kirk, Galactica, and Darth Vader. Movies are now just one and cost $6-10.

    Jack was the pioneer in fitness long before steroids and newbies developed special power drinks. Jacks power house was nutritious fruits, blending, and routine exercises. Frankly, his formula still works. Just everyone is pushing variations of his recipe by adding their own concoctions.

    Audios Jack. Miss 'ya. I'll be along some day.

    January 23, 2011 at 11:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Isis

      Thanks Jared... We are All One on Planet Earth.

      No matter what it seems.

      Xox JEDI

      January 24, 2011 at 1:14 am | Report abuse |
  12. Carl B

    ONLY 60 WORDS! come on......REALLY!

    January 23, 2011 at 11:18 pm | Report abuse |
  13. JUAN PASQUALE

    MAY HE REST IN PEACE.

    January 23, 2011 at 11:19 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Big Al

    We have lost a giant of a man who cared about people. They just don't make em like that anymore.....!!!!

    January 23, 2011 at 11:19 pm | Report abuse |
  15. kevin

    rip jack. in some informercial or news clip he did 10 pull-ups and then flipped once around the bar at age 82. he was about as in shape as i was at 26.

    January 23, 2011 at 11:20 pm | Report abuse |
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