RIP Shawn Rhoden IFBB Pro

It’s sad news today as we’ve learned of the passing of former Mr. Olympia 2018 Shawn Rhoden. RIP Shawn Rhoden IFBB Pro as a fellow LiftingDad I am so very sorry to hear of your passing. While it doesn’t seem like you were 46, your career came on strong and felt early on and now it’s settled on this news.

I had initially seen it mentioned on NicksStrengthPower Instagram page. Then after looking online I saw an article from that stated the cause of death as a heart attack, other outlets seem to be holding off on relaying the cause of death. He is survived by his daughter.

RIP Shawn Rhoden

Shawn Rhoden was born April 2, 1975 and has now passed as of November 6, 2021. He was a Jamaican-American and made it to the pro ranks as an IFBB professional bodybuilder. He won the 2018 Mr. Olympia contest by defeating the champ Mr. Olympia Phil Heath (7x Mr. Olympia). At nearly 43 and a half he was the oldest bodybuilder to win a Mr. Olympia title.

It felt so early on in his career as he was the rising star it has come to an end. RIP Shawn Rhoden IFBB Pro.

Events like these are very tragic and I hope his family is doing ok in these difficult times. We had such a rough year last year and it felt like things were heading towards lighter times and a new normal. Then something like this happens. It is important to try and stay positive. This was deemed a heart attack (per the article from GI) but it’s important to stay motivated. You need to keep moving forward. That is why the motto of my channel is to keep pushing.

It’s time to close this one out and that is the key reminder, keep pushing!

RIP Shawn Rhoden April 2, 1975 – November 6, 2021

Shawn Rhoden – Born April 2, 1975 Kingston, Jamaica

Bodybuilding competition history
2013 IFBB Arnold Classic Europe – 4th
2013 Mr. Olympia – 4th
2012 IFBB EVL’s Prague Pro – 2nd
2012 IFBB British Grand Prix – 1st
2012 IFBB Arnold Classic Europe – 1st
2012 Mr. Olympia – 3rd
2012 IFBB Dallas Europa Supershow – 1st
2012 IFBB PBW Tampa Pro – 1st
2012 NPC Dexter Jackson Classic – NP
2012 IFBB Arnold Classic – 8th
2012 IFBB FLEX Pro – 4th
2011 Mr. Olympia – 11th
2011 IFBB Dallas Europa Super Show – 3rd
2010 IFBB Dallas Europa Super Show – 16th

2009 IFBB North American Championships – 1st
2009 NPC Delaware Open Bodybuilding – 1st
2001 NPC Team Universe Championships – 2nd
2000 NPC Team Universe Championships – 4th
1999 NPC Team Universe Championships – 3rd


About Brandon Hahn

Brandon has a Bachelor's Degree in Exercise Science and has been in the health & fitness industry since 2006. In over 10 years he's done it all from managing a gym, training clients, owning an exercise equipment dealership, and managing a supplement company.
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