Jim Morris was born on August 31, 1935, and died on January 28, 2016.
He was an American bodybuilder.
Jim was known for winning competitions over a thirty-year career.
His various titles include Mr. USA (1972), AAU Mr. America (1973), Mr. International (1974), and Mr. Olympia Masters Over 60 (1996).
When he was 50 yrs old, Jim became a vegetarian and over 15 years transitioned to vegan, a diet to which he credits much of his excellent health.
Morris model nude for a PETA ad in support of the vegan lifestyle.
During 2011, he was still training, had been bodybuilding since September 1954.
Jim was Elton John’s personal bodyguard, from 1974 to 1988
His friends and family knew he was gay.
” In the year 2011, a short documentary film starring Jim Morris was released on YouTube, titled “Jim Morris: Lifelong Fitness.
This focuses on his lifelong bodybuilding career, vegan lifestyle and Morris’ yearning to break stereotypes attached to the elderly.
Jim Morris passed away at 80 yrs old.