At the age of 46, Shawn Rhoden, a Jamaican-American bodybuilder, tragically passed suddenly.
As a result of the death of his father in 2002, Rhoden is said to have developed an alcohol addiction, which led to him becoming a bodybuilder.
His victory at the Mr. Olympia competition in 2018 made him the oldest bodybuilder to ever win the award.
HOW DID SHAWN RHODEN DIE?
Shawn Rhoden died after a heart attack, according to reports in The Sun. He may have had health issues in the past, according to reports.
He was verified to have died by Chris Aceto, who was his personal trainer. Aceto recently shared a sentimental Instagram picture in which he wrote:
He was full of kindness, goodness and empathy. Traits we, who knew him well, traits that made us fall in love with him. And made us want to be better. He uplifted everyone. For these and many other reasons, I will miss an athlete who naturally became a genuine and dear friend.
WHAT WAS SHAWN RHODEN’S NET WORTH?
Shawn Rhoden’s net worth was estimated to be between $1 and $5 million at the time of his death.
As a competitive bodybuilder, Rhoden looks to have built up a sizable fortune through endorsement deals with Muscle Beach Nutrition and other fitness businesses.
Shawn was awarded $400,000 in prize money after winning Mr. Olympia in 2018. When Flexatron: Becoming Shawn Rhoden was released this year, it is likely to have contributed to his already large fortune.
FANS PAY TRIBUTE TO BODYBUILDING ICON SHAWN RHODEN
Devasted fans of the professional bodybuilder have taken to Twitter to share their condolences.
One user wrote: “My favourite bodybuilder, Shawn Rhoden passed away two days ago. I know it’s of no consequence to most here, but it is to me. He was someone I admired.”
While another tweeted: “I don’t want to see any more of my favourite bodybuilders passing away. Rip Shawn Rhoden.”