Fitness star Jack LaLanne has died at the age of 96, his family and friends confirmed to the Associated Press.
Jack LaLanne, who spent his life promoting fitness and healthy eating-habits, died on Sunday in California of pneumonia.
Jack’s wife of 51 years, Elaine, said in a statement, “I have not only lost my husband and a great American icon, but the best friend and most loving partner anyone could ever hope for.”
LaLanne was known for his muscular body, even in his later years. He had a morning workout show that aired from the 1950s to the 1970s.
Jack also founded health clubs and his product, the “Power Juicer”.
“The only way you can hurt the body is not use it,” Jack once stated. “Inactivity is the killer and, remember, it’s never too late.”
“I never think of my age, never,” Jack said in 1990. “I could be 20 or 100. I never think about it, I’m just me. Look at Bob Hope, George Burns. They’re more productive than they’ve ever been in their whole lives right now.”
Jack is survived by his wife Elaine, his two sons Dan and Jon, and daughter Yvonne.
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