ARNOLD Classic champion Cedric McMillan  passed away at the age of 44

Bodybuilder McMillan was widely reported to have suffered a heart attack while working out on a treadmill.

His death comes shortly after he opened up about past heart issues and had a near death experience last year

McMillan was considered to be one of the best bodybuilders in the world, earning him the nickname, The One.

Cedric McMillan was born in Maplewood, New Jersey in 1977 where he grew up idolizing Arnold Schwartzenegger.

Due to his health issues, the bodybuilder had been postponing his return to competitive bodybuilding. He was an active service member in the US Army.

In an interview with GI in November 2021, McMillan said he had tested positive for Covid-19 in 2020, which led to heart and breathing issues

Cedric McMillan’s death is one of many that has plagued the sports of bodybuilding over the past year. 

Most notably, former Mr. Olympia Shawn Rhoden and iconic pro bodybuilder George Peterson both passed away at young ages in 2021