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Cedric McMillan passes aged 44

Cedric McMillan has passed away at the age of 44 years old as reported by RXMuscle and Generation Iron amongst many industry news sites and his sponsors. Our thoughts go out to his family and friends as well as the wider bodybuilding community at this time. 

As of yet, there is no official statement on the cause of death, however we understand that Cedric had been delaying his comeback to the stage due to ongoing health issues.

Cedric’s passing is one of several high profile bodybuilders to have passed in the last year alongside Shawn Rhoden, George Peterson and John Meadows. It it a very difficult period for the industry with too many being taken far too soon.

Cedric’s legacy is that of a mutli time pro show winner notably the 2017 Arnold Classic. He was heralded by Arnold himself for bringing a more classic appearance to men’s open bodybuilding. 

Cedric’s competition history

  • 2022 Arnold Classic: Withdrew
  • 2021 IFBB Legion Sports Fest Pro – Withdrew
  • 2020 Arnold Classic:  6th
  • 2019 Japan Pro Men’s Bodybuilding:  2nd
  • 2019 Romania Muscle Fest Pro Men’s Bodybuilding: 1st
  • 2019 FitParade Pro Bodybuilding: 1st
  • 2019 Olympia: 7th
  • 2019 Arnold Classic Australia: 2nd
  • 2019 Arnold Classic: 4th
  • 2018 Olympia: 9th
  • 2018 Toronto Pro: 3rd
  • 2018 Arnold Classic: 3rd
  • 2017 Olympia: 10th
  • 2017 Arnold Classic: 1st
  • 2017 IFBB Ferrigno Legacy Pro Men’s Open: 2nd
  • 2017 IFBB San Marino Pro: Ist
  • 2016 Olympia: 7th
  • 2016 Arnold Classic Australia: 2nd
  • 2016 Arnold Classic: 2nd
  • 2015 Nordic Pro: 3rd
  • 2015 Europa Atlantic City Pro: 2nd
  • 2015 Golden State Championships Pro: 1st
  • 2015 Arnold Classic Brasil:  2nd
  • 2015 Arnold Classic: 4th
  • 2014 Arnold Classic: 3rd
  • 2013 Olympia: 12th
  • 2013 New York Pro: 12th
  • 2013 FIBO Power Germany: 1st
  • 2013 Arnold Classic: 6th
  • 2012 New York Pro: 1st
  • 2011 Europa Orlando Pro: 1st
  • 2011 New York Pro: 11th
  • 2010 Europa Dallas Pro: 4th

Cedric’s legacy

Cedric alongside bodybuilding was a father of 4 children, our thoughts above all stand with them and his family. He was a US Army Instructor throughout his bodybuilding career and achieved huge notoriety for his classic lines and aesthetic look in an era of mass monsters. For a decade, Cedric was mentioned in the bracket of the world’s best bodybuilders with 5 pro wins and placings in all major competitions for many years. We would like to remember Cedric for what he meant to his family and the industry.

The story is still unfolding and more will come to light as his family and those closest to him make a statement, however, we, like all, would wish to respect their privacy at this difficult time and send our condolences to them. 

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