Richard Simmons is an American fitness icon. He’s worth over $15 million. He weighed 269 pounds at his high school graduation. He lost 123 of those pounds in his 20s. He is estimated to have helped Americans lose over 12 million pounds.
And he’s been missing for 1,095 days.
The podcast about his disappearance is #1 on the iTunes charts.
Since 2014, Simmons, now 68, has not been seen in public.
For decades, he courted constant media attention and bathed in the spotlight. He was a regular guest on “The David Letterman Show,” taught his loyal followers at weekly exercise classes at his gym in Beverly Hills, California, and made hundreds of phone calls a week to Americans struggling with their weight.
“I don’t have a lot to offer to one person. I have a lot to offer to a lot of people,” he once famously said.