At age 44, the pro bodybuilder who helped start a new era of beauty has died.
Cedric McMillan was born in Maplewood, N.J., on August 17, 1977. He became interested in bodybuilding at a very young age. After Cedric graduated from high school, he moved to South Carolina and joined the U.S. military.
He was a staff sergeant and an instructor at Fort Jackson, S.C.’s Warrior Leader Course. In the 2000s, he took part in his first bodybuilding contest.
Cedric has been a fan of Arnold Schwarzenegger for as long as he can remember. In 2007, he entered his first bodybuilding competition, the NPC South Carolina Super Heavyweight Division. He won.
Cedric won the NPC Junior USA Championship in 2008, the NPC National Championships in 2009, and the Europa Orlando Pro in 2011. These were all much bigger wins. Cedric had the kind of success that most people can only dream of. He was known as a great bodybuilder.
What Was Cedric Mcmillan’s Cause of Death?
On Tuesday, April 12, 2022, Cedric died. He had a heart attack while working out on a treadmill, and according to Generation Iron, he had been open about his heart health problems in the past.
In November 2021, Cedric confirmed that he had gotten COVID-19 in 2020. Many people think that the illness had long-term effects, like heart and breathing problems.
In an interview with Generation Iron Fitness & Bodybuilding Network, Cedric talked about the health problems he had after getting COVID-19.
“After the Arnold Classic in 2020, I got the virus again. No problem, no big deal. Fast forward to 2021: I started having trouble breathing around the beginning of April “Cedric told us.
“I was gaining weight during the off-season. I thought, “OK, I’m big now, so if I’m having trouble breathing, it’s because I’m 300 pounds.” But it got worse. It was harder and harder to breathe.
I was doing military training, and things that are usually easy for me became very hard. I was still training as usual at the end of June “Cedric said. “Because I couldn’t breathe, I went to the hospital to get checked out.”
“They took me straight to the emergency room, where they told me I had pneumonia. While I was there, my heart, blood, and everything else was checked. They saw that my heart was not working well, “Cedric added. “They figured out that my lungs or the virus could be causing my heart function to be low.”
As he said, he was told to see a heart doctor. As he talked, it was clear that he was still sure it wasn’t a big deal. But he ended up being kept alive by a machine that helped him breathe. He said that at the time, his heart was only working at 10%.
Cedric’s Wife and Four Children Will Take Care of Them.
Cedric’s wife and four kids will carry on after him. More information about his funeral has not yet been made public.