Former Mr. Olympia champion, Shawn Rhoden has passed away aged 46. According to reports, he suffered a massive heart attack.
Shawn Rhoden was a Jamaican-American IFBB professional bodybuilder. He won the 2018 Mr. Olympia contest by defeating seven-time Mr. Olympia Phil Heath, making him the oldest bodybuilder to win the Mr. Olympia title, at the age of 43 years.
“I just heard that Shawn Flexatron Rhoden IFBB Pro has passed away. I was lucky enough to meet Shawn back in 2014, after the Mr Olympia in Las Vegas, helping out Charles Lowthian on all his shoots that year.” – Aaron Curtis
Rhoden started bodybuilding in 1992 with inspiration from former a Mr. Universe, Yohnnie Shambourger.
He was the 11th at the 2011 Mr. Olympia (Mr. Olympia debut), 3rd at the 2012 Mr. Olympia and 4th at the 2013 Mr. Olympia competition. In 2014, Rhoden was third at the 2014 Mr. Olympia competition and third again at the 2015 Mr. Olympia. In 2016, he was second. In 2018, Rhoden became the new Mr. Olympia defeating 7x Olympia champ, the legendary Phil Heath.