Jack La Lanne died yesterday he was 96. There is hardly a person who used a rotary dial phone that doesn't remember Jack and his positive exhortations toward physical fitness.
At 60 he swam from Alcatraz Island to Fisherman’s Wharf handcuffed, shackled and towing a 1,000-pound boat. At 70, handcuffed and shackled again, he towed 70 boats, carrying a total of 70 people, a mile and a half through Long Beach Harbor.
Jack and his wife Elaine were married for 51 years. "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."
Source: Andrew Dalton. "Jack LaLanne Dead: Fitness Guru Dies at 96. HuffingtonPost.com
Rest in peace Jack, we miss you already!