|Cedric McMillan Quick Info|
|Height||6 ft 1 in|
|Date of Birth||August 17, 1977|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
Cedric McMillan was an American professional bodybuilder and fitness instructor who was widely recognized as one of the leading bodybuilders of the 21st century. The 8 professional titles of his career came at the 2011 Europa Orlando Pro, the 2012 New York Pro, the 2013 FIBO Power Germany, the 2015 Golden State Pro, the 2016 Levrone Pro Classic, the 2017 Arnold Classic, the 2019 Fitparade Hungary Pro – Grand Prix, and the 2019 Romania Muscle Fest Pro. He had finished as a runner-up at the 2015 Arnold Classic South America, the 2015 Europa Atlantic City Pro, the 2016 Arnold Classic, the 2016 Arnold Classic Australia, the 2017 Center Podium Ferrigno Legacy, the 2019 Arnold Classic Australia, and the 2019 Japan Pro. Cedric had stood 3rd at the 2014 Arnold Classic, the 2015 Nordic Pro, the 2018 Arnold Classic, and the 2018 Toronto Pro. He also had a long association with the US Army where he was a sergeant first class. He had also served as an instructor at Fort Jackson, a US Army installation located within the city of Columbia, South Carolina.
Cedric McMillan was born on August 17, 1977.
He died on April 12, 2022, due to a heart attack in South Carolina, United States. He was just 44 years old at the time of his death.
Maplewood, Essex County, New Jersey, United States
Professional Bodybuilder, Fitness Instructor
6 ft 1 in or 185.5 cm
127 kg or 280 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Cedric had dated –
- Eva Matulessy-McMillan – Through his long-term marriage to Eva Matulessy-McMillan, he had 4 children named Seven, Isaac, Eli, and Lemae. They were together until his death on April 12, 2022.
Race / Ethnicity
He was of African-American descent.
- Muscular physique
- Close-cropped hair
- Often sported a trimmed beard
Cedric McMillan Facts
- He began developing an interest in muscular physiques in his childhood and often used to draw comic book characters whose physiques would impress him.
- Cedric was also inspired by Arnold Schwarzenegger after watching his physique in the 1982 American epic sword and sorcery film Conan The Barbarian. He had started bodybuilding when he was 13 years old after his mother had bought him a weight set.
- After his high school graduation, he joined the US Army and moved to South Carolina. Soon after this, his friend Mark Neil had convinced him to enter his first bodybuilding competition. It was Mark who had helped him gain a lot of muscle and improve his training regimen.
- When Mark noticed that Cedric had developed his physique enough after just a month of training, he had encouraged him to compete in a bodybuilding show that was just 4 weeks away. In these 4 weeks, he had increased his weight from 195 lbs to 225 lbs and had competed in the 205 lbs category.
- He went on to win the NPC (National Physique Committee) South Carolina in 2007 (super heavyweight division), the 2008 NPC Junior USA Championships, and the 2009 NPC National Championships. He had earned his Pro card in 2009.
- The last major competition he had participated in was the 2020 Arnold Classic Columbus
where he had stood in 6th place. After this, he was largely unable to compete after being plagued by several health problems including a serious bicycle crash, heart problems, and COVID-19.
- After suffering from COVID-19, he had struggled with breathing and was even admitted to a hospital with pneumonia and placed on life support. He had spent nearly 3 weeks in the hospital and lost 30 lbs of weight. Ignoring the doctors’ advice, he had spent the following month trying to regain the lost weight.
- In November 2021, he had explained that he would not be able to compete in the upcoming Arnold Classic event as he was still recovering and trying to get back into perfect shape.
- His final social media posts, in early 2022, had shown his counter filled with medicine as he used to frequently talk about his health issues. In February 2022, he posted a video where he had talked about suffering from regular stomach issues.
Featured Image by Cedric McMillan / Instagram