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Cedric McMillan, bodybuilding champion, dead at 44

Cedric McMillan, a world-class bodybuilder and former US Army instructor at Fort Jackson in South Carolina, died earlier this week, according to multiple reports. He was 44 years old.

Both Generation Iron and RXMuscle reported McMillan’s death. According to Generation IronMcMillan suffered a heart attack while working out on a treadmill.

“Cedric, a truly awesome bodybuilder and one of the most entertaining to ever step on the stage, will be remembered for his generosity to his fans. He devoted his time and energy to connecting and inspiring, keenly aware of his stature as a bodybuilding icon,” RXMuscle wrote on Facebook on Tuesday.

“Cedric was an American hero, proud to be an American and to serve his country in our armed forces. We will never forget his service to our country.

“A dedicated family man, Cedric was a pure inspiration for bodybuilders and people to look up to.”

Fellow bodybuilder Kai Green also paid tribute to McMillan on his Instagram account.

“Uncomfortable with the news of your sudden departure from this dimension to the next. @cedricmcmillan was a father, a friend, a competitor, a man in uniform, a man of many hats who always knew how to make others laugh and making everyone around him feel like family,” he wrote on Tuesday.

Cedric McMillan spoke of heart and respiratory problems, which required him to be on life support – he told Generation Iron.
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McMillan won the Arnold Classic in 2017 and finished sixth in the Arnold Classic Columbus in 2020.

In November, McMillan opened up about heart and respiratory issues likely caused by COVID-19. He told Generation Iron that he was put on life support. He had been optimistic about his return to the competitive bodybuilding scene.

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