Shawn Rhoden passed away on November 6, 2021 from a heart attack. Very sad news indeed.
Shawn Rhoden (April 2, 1975 – November 6, 2021) was a Jamaican-American IFBB professional bodybuilder and past 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.
In 2015, Shawn Rhoden and then partner Michelle Sugar had a daughter. The couple soon married in 2018. However, due to personal issues and allegations of infidelity, they divorced. Rhoden died from a heart attack on November 6, 2021
Rhoden was accused of sexually assaulting a female protégé while he was visiting Salt Lake City, Utah, in October 2018, shortly after his Mr. Olympia win. In July 2019, he was formally charged in the state of Utah with rape, object rape, and sexual abuse. It was alleged that Rhoden invited a married woman who he had been mentoring to his hotel room in Salt Lake, where the reported actions took place. The American Media LLC company, which is the organizing body for the Mr. Olympia contest, released a statement in July 2019 that Rhoden was banned from competing at the 2019 Mr. Olympia contest, as well as future competitions. The governing body of the sport of bodybuilding and fitness the IFBB, released a statement in July 2019 through representative Jim Manion, that no actions would be taken against Rhoden until further information was gathered.