LOS ANGELES -- Fitness guru Jack LaLanne, who died Sunday at the age of 96, watched his bottom line as much as his waistline.LaLanne said in 2006 that "I can't afford to die. It would wreck my image," AP reported. LaLanne died of respiratory failure due to pneumonia, in his home in Morro Bay on California's central coast. "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," Elaine LaLanne, his wife said in a written statement, The Associated Press reported. He is also survived by two sons, Dan and Jon, and a daughter, Yvonne.
|Jack LaLanne, the fitness guru who inspired television viewers to trim down and pump iron for decades before exercise became a national obsession, died Sunday at age 96.|