I was quite shocked to open up my email today and see a message from Oxygen (well I wasn’t shocked about that part) but I was shocked what the message contained:
An announcement for Robert Kennedy’s death.
If you’re unfamiliar with Mr. Kennedy maybe you are familar with his work: his publishing company is responsible for such magazines as Oxygen; Glutes; Clean Eating, and this listen can go on pretty much all day.
To say he is a common name in the fitness world is an understatement.
When I first started getting in shape many moons ago, I found myself reading Oxygen all the time. I wanted to be one of those models… to have their bodies and their confidence. At the beginning of each issue, Mr. Kennedy always wrote a special “motivational letter” to us readers. He kept me coming back each month for a new one.
Then I picked up Tosca Reno’s book The Eat Clean Diet… Tosca is Robert’s wife and together these two have done wonders with the clean eating world. A few years back I had the opportunity to interview Tosca (you can hear it here).
At the time she was just getting big (now she’s huge) but she was so humble and nice. I can only assume that her husband was the same.
Robert Kennedy passed away at the age of 73 from a long battle with cancer, so sad. In our day in time, 73 is still so young.
So today, my thoughts and prayers are with the Kennedy family and friends.
Title image source: Oxygenmag.com