Monday, January 24, 2011

Jack LaLanne Dies at 96

Jack LaLanne, the fitness guru and television personality, has died.

He was 96.

The cause of death was respiratory failure due to pneumonia.

LaLanne was a legendary proponent of exercise and healthy living whose workout program, “The Jack LaLanne Show,” ran from 1951 to 1985.

A tireless motivator, LaLanne also wrote books, recorded albums, produced videos, and marketed equipment (such as juicers) in his campaign to make Americans healthier.

LaLanne’s efforts won him a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

He is survived by Elaine LaLanne, his wife of 51 years.