Jim Morris: Vegan Bodybuilder Dies Aged 80

The world looses a great human being, Jim Morris, Vegan Bodybuilder, trained with Arnold Schwarzenegger, Mr America 1973!

Jim Morris (born August 31, 1935 in Brooklyn, New York) was an American bodybuilder known for winning competitions over a thirty-year career. Among the titles Morris won are: Mr. USA (1972), AAU Mr. America (1973), Mr. International (1974), and Mr. Olympia Masters Over 60 (1996). At age 50, he became a vegetarian and over 15 years transitioned to vegan, a diet to which he credits much of his excellent health. He posed nude for a PETA ad in support of the vegan lifestyle.

Jim Morris passed away on Thursday 28th January, the causes are yet unknown but all of us here at Vbetweenthelines are deeply upset by this loss to the vegan community.


I am deeply saddened to share with you all the passing of Jim Morris. Jim passed away yesterday unexpectedly at his home in Venice, California. He will be sorely missed. Jim greatly appreciated all of your kind words about him over the past few years through this page, videos, and his website. I will soon be posting more about what Jim meant to me, feel free to do the same if you wish.
-Ryan Vance, director of the short film Lifelong Fitness

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