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January 24, 2011

the death of Jack LaLanne — due to pneumonia

Filed under: Health — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 8:52 am

I was shocked to learn that Jack LaLanne has died at the age of 96.  I thought that he would live to be 100.  He died at home from “respiratory failure due to pneumonia.”  This is a common cause of death for old people.  My father, one of my grandfathers and my older brother all died of pneumonia.  In the old days, pneumonia was called “the old people’s friend” because it allowed an easy death.  Jack LaLanne was only sick for a week before he died.  That’s much better than dying a lingering death from cancer. (more…)