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Jack LaLanne Dies at Age 96

Legendary fitness guru Jack LaLanne, who pioneered televised exercise shows, has died at the age of 96.
His agent Rick Hersh says LaLanne died of respiratory failure due to pneumonia Sunday afternoon at his home in Morro Bay on California's central coast. Hersh says Lalanne ate healthy and exercised every day of his life up until the end. LaLanne credited fitness with transforming his life as a teen, and he worked over the next eight decades to transform others' lives, too. He said, "The only way you can hurt the body is not use it." LaLanne's workout show was a television staple from the 1950s to '70s. He maintained a youthful physique into his 80s.
LaLanne's television show ran for 34 years. His former health club chain is now known as Bally Total Fitness.

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