Shawn Rhoden (April 2, 1975 – November 6, 2021) was a Jamaican American IFBB professional bodybuilder and former Mr. Olympia. He won the 2018 Mr. Olympia contest by defeating seven-time Mr. Olympia Phil Heath. He was the oldest bodybuilder to win the Mr. Olympia title, at the age of 43 years and five months.
On July 12, 2019, a TMZ story said that he was accused of a rape in October 2018. The article also revealed that an arrest warrant was issued and bail was set for $750,000. Shortly after the story surfaced, he was banned from competing at the 2019 Mr. Olympia and future Mr. Olympia competitions.
Social media was flooded with posts and tributes on Nov. 6, all dedicated to Shawn Rhoden, who passed away suddenly at the age of 46. Tributes paid to the 2018 Mr. Olympia, who died unexpectedly at the age of 46.
The 2018 Mr. Olympia hadn’t competed since he won that title, but he was still very involved with the sport at different levels. Out of the 16 Mr. Olympia winners going back to 1965, Rhoden is the fourth to pass away. He is survived by one daughter, Cora Capri. Rhoden reportedly suffered a heart attack on Friday. As the tributes below show, his impact on the sport was far beyond the stage.
Everyone at IFBNewsfeed.Org extends their condolences to those close to Shawn Rhoden and his loved ones as well as his fans around the world.
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