HOLLYWOOD HILLS — Former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, fitness icon Richard Simmons and former “Hulk” star Lou Ferrigno were among hundreds of friends and family who packed an auditorium Tuesday to remember Jack LaLanne.
“Jack is now in heaven, and that is going to be very annoying for a lot of people up there,” Schwarzenegger joked. “Because we know what is going to happen. He already has told St. Peter that the wakeup call is 6 in the morning.”
LaLanne, known to many as the “godfather of fitness,” died Jan. 23 in Morro Bay at age 96. He is survived by his wife of more than 50 years and three children.
Schwarzenegger was one of more than a dozen speakers at Tuesday’s “celebration of life” at Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills, where friends and family shared memories of LaLanne, noting his passion and infectious enthusiasm for life.
“Jack invigorated everyone,” Ferrigno said on his way into the ceremony.