How did Cedric McMillan die? Fans pay tribute to the 44-year-old champion bodybuilder

Cedric McMillan, a champion bodybuilder, was a strong open-division bodybuilder with eight Pro victories and many top-five finishes in major contests


                            How did Cedric McMillan die? Fans pay tribute to the 44-year-old champion bodybuilder
Cedric McMillan of the United States performs in the Arnold Classic Men's Bodybuilding Open during the 2016 Arnold Classic on March 19, 2016, in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Cedric McMillan, a champion bodybuilder, died at the age of 44 on Wednesday, April 13. McMillan died of a heart attack while on the treadmill. The athlete had been suffering from Covid-19 complications including heart difficulties and pneumonia for a long time. However, the specifics of his cardiac problems remain unknown to the general public. Confirming his death, McMillan's sponsor, Black Skull USA, posted on Instagram, "We regret to inform you that our friend and brother Cedric McMillan passed away today. Cedric will be greatly missed as an athlete, comrade, friend, and father.”

Cedric, who was born on August 17, 1977, was one of the most prominent bodybuilders of the twenty-first century, with a classic physique that takes us back to the golden age of bodybuilding.  As a child, he was fascinated with powerful physiques and looked up to Arnold Schwarzenegger for inspiration. He was a strong open-division bodybuilder with eight Pro victories and many top-five finishes in major contests. His most memorable victory came at the 2017 Arnold Classic in Ohio, when he met and was lauded by Arnold Schwarzenegger. 

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According to Daily Mail, McMillan was well-known for his attractive body. He was a Sergeant First Class and an instructor in Fort Jackson, South Carolina, and a native of Columbia, South Carolina. He was an amateur artist who referred to himself as a family guy. He was passionate about music and culture, and he frequently displayed his creative abilities in elaborate and choreographed posing performances.



 

When word of his death spread on Twitter, many fans shared their disappointment. One user wrote, “Saddened to hear of the passing of Pro Bodybuilder #CedricMcMillan. I attended a seminar of his in Toronto in 2018. A Gentleman, Entertaining and Charismatic. Loved his Bodybuilding philosophies. He was only 44. My deepest condolences go out to his Family, Friends, and Fans. RIP.” “R.I.P. to one of my favorite bodybuilders and best personality in professional bodybuilding Cedric McMillan,” another user added. “Rest in peace Cedric Mcmillan, another huge name in the industry gone. 🕊Let’s all get 5 extra reps for Cedric today,” yet another person remarked. 



 

 



 

 



 

 

Meanwhile, on February 28, McMillan released a video on his Instagram account outlining the problems he was facing after testing positive for Covid-19. He said, "I can't keep food inside for some reason. It makes me a stupid hiccup, I hiccup all day and half the night and every time I eat or even drink water. It comes back up, nothing wants to stay inside. Four weeks ago I went to the doctor again and they recommended that I do not do the Arnold Classic." The star bodybuilder is survived by his wife Patricia Worsfold and their four children.



 

Disclaimer : This is based on sources and we have been unable to verify this information independently.