Bodybuilder Cedric McMillan dies at 44: Report

American bodybuilder Cedric McMillan has died at the age of 44, after years of health complications.

His death was confirmed online by his long time sponsor, Black Skull USA, though the cause has not been made public.

McMillan, a long-time veteran of the US Army and National Guard, was a veteran bodybuilder and 2017 winner of the prestigious Arnold Classic.

"We regret to inform you that our friend and brother @cedricmcmillan passed away today," Black Skull USA said on Instagram.

"Cedric will be greatly missed as an athlete, comrade, friend and father."

McMillan became a professional bodybuilder in 2009, before going on to win a string of competitions culminating in the 2017 Arnold Classic

After 2020, however, he was largely unable to compete after being plagued by series of health problems.

In a November 2021 interview with GI, McMillan said he was "almost dead" from his heart problems in July of the same year.

The Arnold Sports Festival, which organises the Arnold Classic, said it was "heartbroken" to learn of McMillan's death.

Known for his larger than life personality, his infectious smile, a gentle heart, and a sense of humour that was loved by fellow competitors and fans alike.

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