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Bodybuilder Mercury-Morris Claiborne dies at 59.

NPC level bodybuilder Mercury-Morris Claiborne unfortunately passed away at the age of 59, just two days before his 60th birthday.

According to his obituary, he suffered a debilitating stroke that left him a quadriplegic without the ability to speak.

Mercury was a NPC level competitors that placed first at the 1989 Nationals in the Bantamweight category.

He continued to compete at the National level throughout his career.

Mercury went on to represent the USA at the Mr. Universe in 1992, placing second in his class.

After his bodybuilding career ended, Mercury opened a ‘Boutique Gym’ and worked as a personal trainer.

Mercury also had a love for motorcycles.

Evolutionofbodybuilding.net send our deepest condolences to the friends and family of Mercury-Morris Claiborne during this difficult time.




Obituary

August 19, 1960 ~ August 17, 2020 (age 59)

Mercury-Morris Claiborne, born Morris Calvin Claiborne, Jr., was a loving son, brother, uncle, cousin and God-father who’s life was entrusted to the parentage of Dorothy Easter Claiborne and Morris Calvin Claiborne, Sr.  He began this journey through life on  Friday, August 19, 1960. in Greensville County Virginia.  

Mercury-Morris was a born leader and this was displayed as he was class president during his junior year in high school and was elected student body president in his senior year. Embracing his passion for sports, he also became a lettered athlete in football and track & field. 

As life progressed, Mercury pursued a career as a personal trainer to many. He ran a “boutique gym” out of his home. Since the age of 19, he had been a bodybuilder and later competed in the Mr. Universe contest, representing the United States in Paris, France in 1990. 

Mercury-Morris became an avid motorcycle enthusiast…owning everything but a Harley. Suzukis, Hondas and a Ducati…he had them all. But most importantly…he was a child of GOD. He accepted Christ at Valley High Baptist Church, where the pastor encouraged him to use his gift and pursue the ministry. It was there that his love for God was deepened and spiritual gifts were nurtured. 

“In tears we saw you sinking, we saw you fade away. You suffered much in silence, you fought so hard to stay. You faced your task with courage, your spirit did not bend. But you still kept on fighting, until the very end” and on Monday, August 17, 2020; while in the comfort of his home; Mercury-Morris was taken by our Lord, after a near 10 year survival, from a debilitating stroke that left him a quadriplegic without the ability to speak. 

“God saw you getting tired, when a cure was not to be, so he put his arms around you; and whispered “Come to me!”. So when we saw you sleeping, so peaceful, free from pain. We could not wish you back, to suffer that again. In God’s own time, we will meet again.” Mercury is lovingly survived by: his mother, Dorothy; his father, Morris; his sister Theresa; his brother, Michael (wife, Tamra);  nieces, Madeson and Maisen; three uncles; two aunts; a host of cousins and a multitude of friends.



Contest History

1989 – California Championships – NPC – BantamWeight – 1st
1989 – Nationals – NPC – BantamWeight – 1st
1989 – World Amateur Championships – IFBB – BantamWeight – 2nd
1990 – Nationals – NPC – BantamWeight – 2nd
1992 – Nationals – NPC – LightWeight – 5th
1992 – USA Championships – NPC – LightWeight – 2nd

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RIP MERCURY MORRIS CLAIRBORNE .. 2nd place Bantamweight 1990 NPC Nationals OBITUARY: Mercury-Morris Claiborne, born Morris Calvin Claiborne, Jr., was a loving son, brother, uncle, cousin and God-father who’s life was entrusted to the parentage of Dorothy Easter Claiborne and Morris Calvin Claiborne, Sr. He began this journey through life on Friday, August 19, 1960. in Greensville County Virginia. Mercury-Morris was a born leader and this was displayed as he was class president during his junior year in high school and was elected student body president in his senior year. Embracing his passion for sports, he also became a lettered athlete in football and track & field. As life progressed, Mercury pursued a career as a personal trainer to many. He ran a “boutique gym” out of his home. Since the age of 19, he had been a bodybuilder and later competed in the Mr. Universe contest, representing the United States in Paris, France in 1990. Mercury-Morris became an avid motorcycle enthusiast…owning everything but a Harley. Suzukis, Hondas and a Ducati…he had them all. But most importantly…he was a child of GOD. He accepted Christ at Valley High Baptist Church, where the pastor encouraged him to use his gift and pursue the ministry. It was there that his love for God was deepened and spiritual gifts were nurtured. @official_rxmuscle

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