Bodybuilder Cedric McMillan dead at 44

Cedric McMillan

Cedric McMillan who was the 2017 Arnold Classic Champion has died. He was 44 years old. The sad news was shared by his sponsor, Black Skull USA on their Instagram account.

According to Muscle Memory, McMillan’s first bodybuilding show was the 2007 NPC South Carolina State contest, where he placed first overall. He reached his goal of IFBB Pro League status by winning overall at the 2009 NPC Nationals.

His first win came at the 2011 Orlando Show of Champions. He followed that up with a victory at the 2012 New York Pro. In spite of qualifying for the Olympia both years, he opted to not compete.

2013 is what many people consider his breakout year. After placing sixth at the Arnold Classic, he won the FIBO Germany contest and made his Olympia debut. He finished 12th that year on bodybuilding’s biggest stage.

McMillan’s next win came in 2015 at the Golden State Pro. However, he skipped Olympia that year as well. He won the Levrone Classic Poland in 2016 and placed seventh at that year’s Olympia.

Though the cause of death is not known,McMillan missed a 2021 Arnold Classic contest due to health issues and revealed in Feb. 28 2022 that he had been dealing with stomach problems.

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