Sadly, Arnold Classic Champion Cedric McMillan has passed away at the age of 44, he reports generation iron.
The bodybuilder’s sudden death is mourned by fans and the bodybuilding industry around the world.
Cedric had previously spoken openly about his “near death” experience and heart problems. He had delayed his return to competitive bodybuilding due to his health condition.
Cedric McMillan dies at the age of 44
Members of Cedric’s family confirmed to GI that the bodybuilder has passed away.
The actual cause of death was not disclosed.
Cedric was one of the most popular bodybuilders of the 21st century. He was best known for bringing back the “classic” look.
He won the prestigious Armold Classic 2017, to beat popular names like Dallas McCarver, Maxx Charles and Lionel Beyeke to win the award.
Due to certain health issues he was facing, the bodybuilder decided to focus on his recovery, thus postponing his return to competition.
The bodybuilder has previously opened up about his health issues
in a (n interview with GI, after posing as a guest instead of competing in November 2021, Cedric announced that he had contracted COVID-19, which caused problems related to his heart and breathing.
He tested positive for the virus in 2020. But it was only later that he started having trouble breathing and was diagnosed with pneumonia.
Unfortunately, Cedric was even given life support. Speaking about the experience, he said, “I was almost dead.”
Recovering from his health issues, he returned in a guest role at Armed Forces National 2021.
Tributes pour in for the late star
Cedric’s sudden death is a great loss to the bodybuilding world.
Twitter is filled with tributes to the late champion as fans and loved ones mourn the great man.
Fellow bodybuilder Schitzo Lifter tweeted: “Rest in peace Cedric Mcmillan, another big name in the industry who has gone. Let’s all do 5 extra reps for Cedric today.”
“RIP to one of my favorite bodybuilders and the greatest personality in professional bodybuilding, Cedric McMillan.” divided Another.
A added: “I still can’t believe Cedric McMillan passed away today! Dude was one of the best in the bodybuilding industry. REST IN PEACE”
HITC extends its condolences to Cedric’s family and friends at this difficult time.
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