Bodybuilding legend Cedric McMillan died Tuesday at the age of 44, according to his sponsor, Black Skull USA. “It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Cedric McMillan,” Black Skull USA said in a statement on Instagram. “Cedric was not only an amazing athlete and ambassador for our brand, but more importantly he was a loving father, son and friend.”
McMillan was a towering figure in the world of bodybuilding, and was widely considered one of the greatest athletes in the sport’s history. He was also a popular figure on social media, where he shared his training routines and diet tips with his hundreds of thousands of followers.
He was also a two-time winner of the New York Pro. McMillan was a three-time Olympia champion and one of the most popular bodybuilders in the world. He was known for his incredible physique and outgoing personality. He also won the Arnold Classic in 2011.
McMillan began lifting weights at the age of 14, and he quickly became obsessed with bodybuilding. He turned pro in 1992, and he won his first Olympia title in 1994. He would go on to win the Olympia again in 1995 and 1996.
McMillan was a dominant force in the world of bodybuilding for over two decades, winning numerous titles including the Arnold Classic, Mr. Olympia, and Mr. Universe. He was also a popular figure in the fitness industry, starring in multiple fitness DVDs and appearing on countless magazine covers.
McMillan withdrew from the 2022 Arnold Classic due to injury. In the past two years, he contracted COVID-19 and was seriously injured in a bike accident, keeping him from entering the Mr. Olympia competition in 2020.
He told Generation Iron that he was put on life support after struggling to come back from COVID, which led to him developing pneumonia and heart issues. “I was almost dead,” he said. “My wife was with me, but I was outta here, seriously. But I didn’t see no white light. I was that close.”
McMillan’s death was announced by his friend and fellow bodybuilder Dallas McCarver, who posted a tribute to McMillan on Instagram.
“I just found out that my friend Cedric McMillan has passed away,” McCarver wrote. “Ced was one of the nicest guys I’ve ever met and was always so positive. He was an amazing husband, father and friend.”
Ced’s wife, Tommie also posted on her Instagram account about the bodybuilder’s passing.
“It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Cedric McMillan,” Tommie wrote. “He was an amazing husband, father, friend and bodybuilder.” “Cedric was an inspiration to many and will be greatly missed. We ask for privacy during this difficult time.”
McMillan’s passing is a huge loss for the bodybuilding community. He was a true pioneer in the sport and will be greatly missed. McMillan is survived by his daughter, Celine, and son, Cedric Jr. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends during this difficult time.