I was very sad to hear about this.

I spent 11 years in San Luis Obispo, California and Morro Bay was just a short drive up Highway 101 where Jack lived. I had bumped into him a few times over the years.

LOS ANGELES (AP)—Jack LaLanne was prodding Americans to get off their couches and into the gym decades before it was cool. And he was still pumping iron and pushing fruits and vegetables decades past most Americans’ retirement age.

The fitness fanatic ate well and exercised—and made it his mission to make sure everyone did the same—right up to the end at age 96, friends and family said.

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