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Champion Bodybuilder Cedric McMillan, 44, Passes Away After ‘Having a Heart Attack on the Treadmill’


Cedric McMillan, a champion American bodybuilder, has tragically died at the age of 44.

The 2017 Arnold Classic bodybuilding winner reportedly suffered a heart attack while on the treadmill.

“We regret to inform you that our friend and brother @cedricmcmillan passed away today. Cedric will be greatly missed as an athlete, comrade, friend, and father,” Black Skull USA, a supplements company, wrote in a post on Instagram.

“Our prayers are with all his family and friends. He ‘fought the good fight’ and now he rests,” it added.

Reports indicate the strongman had discussed suffering from COVID-19, heart issues, and pneumonia.

However, mainstream media outlets haven’t disclosed his COVID-19 inoculation status.

Generation Iron reported:

The 2017 Arnold Classic champion pro bodybuilder Cedric McMillan has passed away at 44 years old – close sources to Generation Iron and family members have confirmed. The tragic news comes shortly after McMillan was very open about his past heart issues and near death experience in 2021.

Though the details have not been confirmed, sources state that Cedric McMillan suffered a heart attack while on the treadmill. The pro bodybuilder had been delaying his return to competitive bodybuilding due to his health issues – but was very optimistic about being able to return to the stage at some point in 2022.

While McMillan was a bodybuilding and fitness star, he also served in the South Carolina National Guard at the time of his death.

CNN wrote:

McMillan won multiple titles and became a “star in the world of bodybuilding and fitness,” as well as serving for more than 20 years in the US Army, where he rose to the rank of Sergeant First Class, the post continues.
“Above all, Cedric McMillan was a husband and a father, and we send our most heartfelt condolences to his family during this incredibly difficult time,” it reads.
McMillan was a member of the South Carolina National Guard at the time of his death, a spokeswoman told CNN. She confirmed that the National Guard had been notified of his death, but declined to comment further.

The South Carolina National Guard addressed COVID-19 inoculations in this video:

On Aug. 24, 2021, Department of Defense Secretary Lloyd J. Austin, III mandated that all service members be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Following this order, the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force finalized the deadlines for all Soldiers and Airmen to be vaccinated, to include active duty, Reserve, and National Guard. All South Carolina National Guard Soldiers and Airmen are expected to begin getting the vaccine as soon as possible. South Carolina Air National Guard Airmen have until Dec. 2, 2021 to be fully vaccinated. The U.S. Army’s timeline gives Soldiers until June 30, 2022 to be fully vaccinated; however, it is my intent for all South Carolina Army National Guard Soldiers to be vaccinated no later than April 30, 2022. According to the CDC, people are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their second dose of the two-dose vaccine, or two weeks after the single-dose vaccine.

For service members who refuse to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, you will be provided additional information from your chain of command, medical personnel, and verified sources on the benefits of the vaccine. If you continue to refuse the vaccine, you can be subject to Military Justice and/or administrative actions.

Service members have the ability to request administrative or medical exemptions. Service members who are pending an exemption will not be subject to adverse actions during the exemption request process.

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Each of you who are currently in the South Carolina National Guard chose to serve. I ask that you respect the service, the uniform, and each other. You are valuable to this organization and your health and safety are important. Thank you for your continued service to the state and nation.


R. Van McCarty

Major General,

SCNG The Adjutant General

The COVID-19 inoculation deadlines for South Carolina Air National Guard Airmen and South Carolina Army National Guard Soldiers are also stated in this document.

We will provide further details should they become available.


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