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Thread: Jack LaLanne Passed Away

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    I loved watching Jack LaLanne on tv when I was a kid. He passed away this afternoon at the age of 96. Wow, he looked good for being 96!

    http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2011/01/23...-at-96/?hpt=T2

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    He was amazing to watch. Thanks for letting us know.

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    That's so sad! He was such an inspiration to the fitness world back in the day.

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    I loved watching him too.....he walked his talk.....a GREAT man.

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    I remember watching him on TV with my mom way back when. He was pretty amazing. So sad.

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    I watched him on an infomercial a while back, he was still going strong.... What an inspiration he was :D:D:D

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    I remember my mom watching him. He was wonderful. So sad.

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    He was an amazing guy. I watched his show years ago and tried to do exercises with him. I was really little. He will be missed.

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    He didn't use any fancy equipment - just a chair and a jump rope is all I can remember.

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    His was one of the first T.V shows I can remember. He was wearing a jumpsuit before people knew what a jumpsuit was.

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    My dad will be so upset, thats his idol. Dad is 65, works out daily, he has for as long as I can remember. He enrolled us in a health club at the age of 8. He won man of the year at that gym. Being 65 he had to do a stress test this year on his heart. The tech that was giving the test apologized and said " I'm sorry to do this but we are gonna have to crank up the speed to get your heart where we need it to be, we've never had to do this before" They had my dad jogging. I can remember be a kid and dad making us watch his show. He sure made an impact on my dads life. DH and I were just talking about Jack a couple of days ago. I'll have to send dad a sympathy card...LOL

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    I was very saddened to read he had passed. He was in inspiration to many many people and he could always make me laugh. He will be missed!

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    I used to do his exercises with him (on the TV) in the 60s. The article I read said he was active til the very end. Will miss him.

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    Sad to hear...he was an icon in the fitness world....

    Sandi

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    Yes, I also remember watching him back in the day. He was on TV not long ago and I was saddened to hear of his passing. He truly lived what he believed and was an inspiration to us all.

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    What a man. I also loved his tv show when I was a kid.

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