The godfather of physical fitness, Jack LaLanne, died at his coastal California home in Morro Bay from respiratory failure due to pneumonia. He was 96.
"He was surrounded by his family and passed very peacefully and in no distress ... and with the football game on Sunday, so everything was normal," his daughter Yvonne LaLanne, 66, told Reuters.
I remember seeing his programs as a young girl, and I always admired his dedication to fitness. His Jack LaLanne Juicer infomercials are legendary. While I have never fully subscribed to his program, I do respect him for his dedication to and belief in good health and fitness.
Rest in peace, Mr. LaLanne.