Bodybuilders and followers alike have been saddened to be taught that Cedric McMillan handed away on April twelfth on the age of 44. No explanation for demise had been revealed but, however McMillan’s well being points had been well-known for a number of months, and so they have saved 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 the US Military, and he served his nation from his dwelling state of South Carolina for a number of years.
Whereas particulars of McMillan’s passing aren’t identified, many members of the bodybuilding and health group have shared touching tributes in remembrance of some of the in style bodybuilders within the sport for the final decade.
From Honorable Rob Wilkins, M&F Navy Editor:
“So sorry to be taught of the passing of United States Military veteran, Workers Sergeant Cedric McMillian, an incredible athlete, devoted solider and household man.
Whereas a personal individual, 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, may very well be counted to offer the help and management so many younger folks want.
Sarcastically, 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 navy duties.
My ideas and prayers are with Patty and Cedric’s household and mates.
Thanks in your service, Cedric. You introduced honor, dignity and delight to the uniform. Relaxation in peace, soldier.”
“Our whole household on the Arnold Sports activities Competition is heartbroken to be taught of the passing of 2017 Arnold Traditional Champion Cedric McMillan. Identified for his bigger than life persona, his infectious smile, a mild coronary heart, and a humorousness that was beloved by fellow rivals and followers alike, Cedric shall 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 the US 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 gifted, so necessary for us all and he didn’t even realize it. He was so laborious 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 at all times did it his manner, at all times commanded respect, at all times introduced everybody collectively as a group, his years within the navy have been evident that manner. 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 good friend, a competitor, a person of uniform, a person of many hats who at all times knew tips on how to make different folks snigger and make everybody round him really feel like household. That is how I’ll keep in mind you, my brother. Relaxation In Peace Champ.” – Kai Greene
“I can’t imagine 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. When you advised me it was going to be the final time we’d speak, I’d have by no means believed you. Some persons are such a manner which you can’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 persona was huge; he was variety, mild and hilarious in equal elements. He competed on the highest degree in our sport and shall be remembered as a bodybuilding legend. Have a look at that picture of him; even somebody utterly faraway from this sport can establish how spectacular it’s to attain that bodily type. However as somebody who knew him I can inform you that HE was much more spectacular than his physique. I can’t imagine I’m penning this. RIP” – Evan Centopnai
“Cedric McMillan thanks in 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 lengthen our condolences to McMillan’s family members and supporters. We’ll share extra particulars on this story as they develop.