Elaine LaLanne: Why Jack LaLanne Mattered — “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.”

I used to watch Jack when I was a kid.

Thanks, Jack!

From: CBS

Why Jack LaLanne Mattered: Just Ask Wife Elaine LaLanne

(CBS/AP) He was a fitness guru long before anyone cared about fitness or was called a guru. Now he’s gone.

Jack LaLanne, perhaps America’s greatest champion of getting your butt off the couch and working out, has died at 96.

In the end, it was respiratory failure due to pneumonia that took LaLanne, his longtime agent Rick Hersh said.

“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, Lalanne’s wife of 51 years and a frequent partner in his television appearances, said in a written statement.

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[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7AO1mGsbkck]Jack & Elaine LaLanne Interview

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The 95 year old “Godfather of Fitness” Jack LaLanne and his wife call in to talk to Big J about his new book “Live Young Forever” and just being a 95 year old healthy man.

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