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Jimmie Payne, ex-Mr. America was 85

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

imageJimmie Payne was a skinny kid growing up in Alameda when he met fitness guru Jack LaLanne and began lifting weights as a teenager. It was the start of a decades-long relationship for the former champion bodybuilder and LaLanne sidekick and business partner. The one-time “Mr. America” died Friday at his home in Healdsburg. Obit: Press Democrat


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