Bodybuilders and followers alike have been saddened to study that Cedric McMillan handed away on April twelfth on the age of 44. No reason for loss of life had been revealed but, however McMillan’s well being points had been well-known for a number of months, they usually have stored him from competing in a number of contests, together with the 2021 and 2022 Arnold Traditional. The 2017 Arnold Traditional winner was additionally a proud member of america Military, and he served his nation from his residence state of South Carolina for a number of years.
Whereas particulars of McMillan’s passing aren’t recognized, many members of the bodybuilding and health group have shared touching tributes in remembrance of probably the most fashionable bodybuilders within the sport for the final decade.
From Honorable Rob Wilkins, M&F Army Editor:
“So sorry to study of the passing of United States Military veteran, Workers Sergeant Cedric McMillian, a tremendous athlete, devoted solider and household man.
Whereas a personal particular person, Cedric would do something to help his troopers. From giving them regulation haircuts, to sharing classes in carpentry to standing by them throughout troublesome occasions, Workers Sergeant McMillian, might be counted to offer the help and management so many younger folks want.
Mockingly, this previous weekend, I used to be in contact with Cedric and his spouse, Patty, to arrange an interview with Cedric to share his ideas on the significance of bodily health within the efficiency of his army duties.
My ideas and prayers are with Patty and Cedric’s household and buddies.
Thanks to your service, Cedric. You introduced honor, dignity and pleasure to the uniform. Relaxation in peace, soldier.”
“Our total household on the Arnold Sports activities Competition is heartbroken to study of the passing of 2017 Arnold Traditional Champion Cedric McMillan. Identified for his bigger than life character, his infectious smile, a delicate coronary heart, and a humorousness that was beloved by fellow rivals and followers alike, Cedric might be deeply missed. Whereas Cedric’s aggressive accomplishments, which included a number of skilled wins alongside his 2017 Arnold Traditional title, made him a star on the planet of bodybuilding and health, the profession he was most happy with was his 20+ years of selfless service to his nation in america Military, the place he achieved the rank of Sergeant First Class in July of 2021.
Above all, Cedric McMillan was a husband and a father, and we ship our most heartfelt condolences to his household throughout this extremely troublesome time.” – Arnold Sports activities Competition
“I simply need to say a pair issues about Cedric. He was so proficient, so essential for us all and he didn’t even realize it. He was so exhausting on himself, he didn’t know he was the chief in any group he walked with. He thought you needed to win the massive present to be the chief however he was with out even making an attempt. He all the time did it his approach, all the time commanded respect, all the time introduced everybody collectively as a staff, his years within the army have been evident that approach. Even profitable the Arnold he introduced us altogether as if we had all received. Not a egocentric bone in his physique.” – Fouad Abiad
“Feeling uneasy with the information of your sudden departure from this dimension to the following. @cedricmcmillan was a father, a pal, a competitor, a person of uniform, a person of many hats who all the time knew easy methods to make different folks giggle and make everybody round him really feel like household. That is how I’ll bear in mind you, my brother. Relaxation In Peace Champ.” – Kai Greene
“I can’t consider it. To say that I’m shocked is an understatement… I’m blown away. Simply over a month in the past we spoke at size. In the event you informed me it was going to be the final time we’d discuss, I’d have by no means believed you. Some persons are such a approach that you could’t assist however smile as quickly as you see their face or hear their voice. It’s not like that with many individuals however that’s the way it was with Cedric. Cedric’s character was huge; he was variety, mild and hilarious in equal elements. He competed on the highest stage in our sport and might be remembered as a bodybuilding legend. Take a look at that photograph of him; even somebody utterly faraway from this sport can establish how spectacular it’s to realize that bodily type. However as somebody who knew him I can inform you that HE was way more spectacular than his physique. I can’t consider I’m scripting this. RIP” – Evan Centopnai
“Cedric McMillan thanks to your service to our county and condolences to your loved ones. 🇺🇸🙏🏽💪🏾 It was a pleasure to look at you within the Winners Circle the place you belonged in Germany & Romania years in the past.💪🏾Relaxation in Energy Champion.🙏🏽 #RIP.” – Shawn Ray
We additionally prolong our condolences to McMillan’s family members and supporters. We are going to share extra particulars on this story as they develop.