Cedric McMillan was an IFBB professional bodybuilder and United States Army instructor from the United States. His most recent victory came in the 2017 Arnold Classic.
McMillan was a notable bodybuilder of the twenty-first century, having a classic physique that recalled the ‘golden period’ of bodybuilding rather than the larger physiques of today.
Why He Was So Famous?
McMillan was a notable open category bodybuilder, with 8 Pro wins and multiple top 5 finishes in big competitions. He received his Pro license in 2009 and has since been compared to the top open bodybuilders in the world.
His most memorable triumph came at the 2017 Arnold Classic in Ohio, where he met his idol, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and received praise from the former Mr. Olympia. His most recent competition was the 2020 Arnold Classic Ohio, where he came in sixth place.
Cause of Death
Bodybuilding legend Cedric McMillan passed away recently, according to the press. His tragic death occurred while he was just 44 years old. Generation Iron confirmed the death of the legendary champion on Wednesday.
McMillan had heart problems, and while his death has not been confirmed, sources tell Generation Iron that he died of a heart attack while on a treadmill.
The bodybuilder had been putting off his return to professional bodybuilding due to health difficulties but had recently expressed optimism about being able to do so.
Following the news of his death, tributes to the bodybuilding legend began to come in.
One tweet stated, “R.I.P. to one of my favorite bodybuilders and best personalities in professional bodybuilding Cedric McMillan.”
In 2017, McMillan won the Arnold Classic. He was well-known for reintroducing the “classic” appearance to Men’s Open bodybuilding.
McMillan talked about his health problems after having a near-death experience in December 2021. He said he had been having trouble breathing after using Covid-19. As a result of the breathing problem, he was taken to the hospital and put on life support.
They have turned to social media to show their sadness at the death of McMillan, who they say they knew. I’ll never forget when @CedricMcMillan commented on my home gym and made a joke about coming over to train with me. Matt Weik is a fitness trainer.
“He was all that this business needed.” We’ve lost a lot of people in the last few weeks. Thank you for your time and work in the field. Cedric, go to heaven. Verified by RXMuscle in a Facebook post, McMillan died, and he will be remembered for his “generosity toward fans.”
When he was a bodybuilding star, he spent all of his time and energy trying to connect with and inspire people. This was written by RXMuscle.
Cedric was an American hero who was happy to be an American and serve in the military. We will never forget how he helped our country.
Cedric was a good example for bodybuilders and other people because he was a good husband and father. Everyone will miss him very much.
RIP Cedric McMillan. We are very sad to report that Cedric passed away at 44 years old. GI sends condolences to friends and family during this time. Full story here: https://t.co/c1eTtMoPnc#CedricMcMillan #RIP #bodybuilding #GenerationIron pic.twitter.com/3IFgZ61cgk
— GENERATION IRON (@GenerationIron) April 12, 2022
How Bodybuilders Pay Tribute To Cedric McMillan
RIP Cedric McMillan. We only had one opportunity to work together but I’ll never forget the laughs and stories. An incredible athlete/bodybuilder all while serving his country and being a stand up guy. pic.twitter.com/tNP5TdGlEj
— Kenny Omega (@KennyOmegamanX) April 13, 2022
— Thameem (@ThameemTweets) April 12, 2022
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