Shawn Rhoden dead at 46 – Mr Olympia champion passes away as pro bodybuilder is mourned by loved ones.
MR Olympia champion Shawn Rhoden has reportedly died at the age of 46.
The pro bodybuilder is said to have suffered a fatal heart attack, according to sources close to Generation Iron.
The publication said Rhoden’s trainer, Chris Aceto, also confirmed the bodybuilder’s death to close friends.
Posts on social media from fellow athletes, experts and fans also began pouring in for the late star on Saturday morning.
One fan wrote on Twitter: “RIP Shawn Rhoden. Very sad news and a travesty’s that your never had another chance to win Mr O!”
Another said: “Still can’t believe it. Rest in power Shawn Rhoden.”
The pro bodybuilder was a modern bodybuilding legend who also faced serious controversy in the years after winning the Mr. Olympia in 2018.
He discovered bodybuilding in 1992 and entered into the sport at an amateur level.