Boisterous fitness guru who dedicated his business ventures to helping people lose weight, primarily through his "Sweatin' to the Oldies" videos.
He worked as a salesman, waiter, and advertiser; his weight-loss career began when he opened a Beverly Hills gym called Slimmons.
His trademark outfit was bedazzled tank tops and Dolphin shorts; he supported non-competitive physical education in public schools through the No Child Left Behind reform bill.
He lived with three Dalmatians and two maids in his Beverly Hills mansion; he never discussed his sexual orientation, although the press loved to speculate about it.
He was often interviewed and parodied by David Letterman, whom he would later call standoffish.
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