Wife: Eva Matulesi Macmillan
Hometown: Maplewood, New Jersey, US
Age: 44 Years
Some Lesser Known Facts About Cedric Macmillan
- Cedric McMillan was a world-class bodybuilder and coach of the US Army. He died of a heart attack on 12 April 2022.
- Fascinated by the muscular physique as a child, Macmillan often drew comic characters who had a classic physique.
- While in school, Cedric was a mischievous child and was often thrown out of class for his behavior.
- A sports enthusiast, Macmillan excelled in running during his school days. He won several running competitions while in school.
- As a child he admired American actor and bodybuilder Arnold Schwarzenegger; Cedric took a liking to Schwarzenegger after seeing him in the American film Conan the Barbarian (1982).
- After learning of McMillan’s passion for bodybuilding, his mother gifted him a weight set at the age of thirteen.
- Thereafter, he began his training in weightlifting.
- After completing his high school education, Cedric relocated to Lancaster, South Carolina, where he joined the US Army.
- Soon, a friend of his named Mark Neal persuaded him to participate in a bodybuilding competition. Mark inspired him to learn the fundamentals of bodybuilding. Neil also helped him in increasing the required body size and weight.
- He began his bodybuilding career in 2007 by competing in the super heavyweight category of the NPC South Carolina Championships.
- He then participated in the 2008 NPC Junior USA Championships and secured Rank 1.
- McMillan turned a professional after winning the 2009 national championship. He then went on to win the Orlando Show of Champions, the New York Pro Championship, and the Golden State Pro Championship.
- A top-notch open division bodybuilder, Cedric was credited with 8 Pro victories to his credit.
- In 2017, McMillan won the Arnold Classic Ohio and got a chance to meet his idol Arnold Schwarzenegger. It was considered his most notable victory. Schwarzenegger praised him for his classic physique during the competition.
- Although he was recognized for returning men’s open bodybuilding to its classic roots, Macmillan underperformed in the Mr. Olympia final.
- He last participated in the 2020 Arnold Classic Ohio. He got sixth place in the competition.
- McMillan served in the US military in various capacities before reaching the rank of Sergeant First Class in 2021.
- He also served as an instructor at Fort Jackson, SC.
- In 2021, Macmillan was diagnosed with COVID-19, which resulted in some breathing problems and heart problems. He also developed pneumonia and was taken to the hospital and put on life support for some time. He recovered from Covid-19 sometime later, but postponed his return to competitive bodybuilding due to health issues.
- In 2022, a few months before his passing, Cedric announced that he would soon return to bodybuilding.
- On 12 April 2022, Macmillan suffered a massive heart attack while on the treadmill and later died.
- Black Skull USA, the supplement company that long sponsored McMillan, confirmed the news of his death via its Instagram page. he posted,
We are sorry to inform you that our friend and brother @cedricmcmillan passed away today. Cedric will be greatly missed as an athlete, comrade, friend and father.”
He further wrote,
Our prayers are with his entire family and friends. He ‘fought the good fight’ and is now resting.”
- In his spare time, Macmillan loved sketching and listening to music.
- He was very particular about his fitness and followed a strict fitness regimen.
- Before his death, Cedric lived in Heath Springs, South Carolina.
- He had worked on the cover of many fitness magazines like Muscular Development.
- McMillan was a bike enthusiast and had a Kawasaki Hayabusa Turbo.
- An avid dog lover, Cedric had a bulldog.
- He considered Arnold Schwarzenegger as his idol.
- In interviews, he often described himself as a family man.
- Macmillan shares a great bond with many of his childhood friends.
- At the time of his death, he was a member of the South Carolina National Guard.
- During an interview, McMillan shared that he is proud to be part of the US military. He said,
I think the military is a part of who I am. I think the military is the kind that made me the man I am. I believe it is something to be proud of to be able to get to where I am while maintaining my military career. ,