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Who was Shawn Rhoden?

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.

2018 Mr. Olympia Shawn Rhoden Has Passed Away At 46 Years Old

2018 Mr. Olympia Shawn Rhoden Has Passed Away At 46 Years Old
2018 Mr. Olympia Shawn Rhoden Has Passed Away At 46 Years Old

MR Olympia champion Shawn Rhoden has reportedly died at the age of 46.

The pro bodybuilder suffered a fatal heart attack, according to sources close to Generation Iron.

The publication said Rhoden’s trainer, Chris Aceto, also confirmed the bodybuilder’s death to close friends.

Posts on social media from fellow athletes, experts and fans began pouring in for the late star on Saturday morning.

One fan wrote on Twitter: “RIP Shawn Rhoden. Very sad news and a travesty that your never had another chance to win Mr O!”

Another said: “Still can’t believe it. Rest in power Shawn Rhoden.”

Friends and fans also paid tribute to the star on his final Instagram post, shared on his account three days ago.

The post read: “Brick by brick and patience it will take. See you on the other side.”

Friend Rob Bailey wrote: “One of the greatest. we had so many good times together. You will be missed man.”

Bradley Martin added: “Such a kind soul. Rest In Peace.”

Shawn Rhoden was a modern bodybuilding legend who also faced serious controversy in the years after winning the Mr. Olympia in 2018.

He discovered bodybuilding in 1992 and entered into the sport at an amateur level.

However he faced several injuries and after his dad died, he turned to alcoholism.

Years later and following a slow recovery, he returned to the sport, eventually earning his IFBB Pro card in 2010.

Shawn placed 11th at his Mr. Olympia debut in 2011.

He rose to third place in 2012 and from then on remained in the top five of the competition year after year.

In 2018, Shawn defeated Phil Heath in the Mr. Olympia at the age of 43 – making him the oldest bodybuilder to ever win the title. 

Shawn Rhoden Biography, Wiki

Shawn Rhoden(born 2 April 1975) is a popular bodybuilder and weightlifter from Jamaica. He was very energetic and athletic from a very early age. He used to compete in bodybuilding competitions from his high school days.

On July 12 2019, TMZ broke a story that he was accused of 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 disallowed from competing at the 2019 Mr Olympia and future Mr Olympia competitions.

He was a former Olympian and won The Olympia title in 2018 by defeating Phil Health, a seven-time Olympia winner. At 43 years of age, after winning Mr Olympia’s title, he became the oldest athlete ever to do it. But his life was not only in glory, but he also faced various allegations against him. He was disqualified from any competition after facing rape allegations in 2019. Discover Shawn Rhoden’s height, weight, age, relationship, net worth, and full bio below.

However, he was small for his age and started to become unhappy with his physique. Shawn and his family moved to the US in 1990. Thrown into the unknown without any friends, Shawn needed to find something to hold on to – he found his passion in bodybuilding. Two years later, at the age of 17, the future IFBB Pro’s interest in bodybuilding had blossomed, and he entered the gym to gain size and strength.

Shawn Rhoden Biography Wikipedia
Shawn Rhoden
NicknameFlexatron,
Jamaican Muscle Machine
BornApril 2, 1975 (age 46)
Kingston, Jamaica
DiedNovember 6, 2021
Height5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
WeightContest: 245 lb (111 kg)
Off-season: 255 lb (116 kg)
Professional career
Pro-debutIFBB Europa Super Show 2010
Best winMr. Olympia 2018
PredecessorPhil Heath
SuccessorBrandon Curry

Shawn Rhoden Bodybuilding Career

According to Muscle Memory, Rhoden began competing in 1999 as an amateur. He won his pro card in 2009 at the IFBB North American event as a heavyweight. His pro debut was at the 2010 Europa Pro where he placed 16th. He made his debut on the Olympia stage in 2011, where he placed 11th. His first pro win came at the 2012 Tampa Pro, which allowed him to compete in his first Olympia that year. He jumped eight placings to finish in third place at that contest.

Throughout his career, he won seven professional contests. None was bigger than his 2018 Mr. Olympia effort which saw him defeat Phil Heath, who was attempting to tie the record for most Mr. Olympia titles (eight) with Lee Haney and Ronnie Coleman. Heath placed second in that contest. At the time of Rhoden’s victory, he was the oldest champion in the history of the contest, winning the title at the age of 43. He was two months older than the previous record-holder, 1982 winner Chris Dickerson.

Rhoden hadn’t competed since his 2018 Olympia victory over then-champion Heath due to facing charges of sexual assault. Those charges were still pending and a court date had yet to be set due to issues regarding the pandemic.

In recent years, Rhoden lived in Las Vegas, NV, where he helped grow Muscle Beach Nutrition, a supplement company with which he was heavily involved. He also served as a mentor and coach to many competitors throughout the IFBB Pro League. Rhoden is survived by one daughter.

  • 2018 Mr. Olympia – 1st
  • 2017 Mr. Olympia – 5th
  • 2016 Mr. Olympia – 2nd
  • 2016 Kuwait Pro Men’s Bodybuilding – 3rd place
  • 2015 EVL’s Prague Pro – 3rd
  • 2015 Mr. Olympia – 3rd
  • 2014 IFBB San Marino Pro – 1st
  • 2014 EVL’s Prague Pro – 3rd
  • 2014 Dubai Pro – 2nd
  • 2014 IFBB Arnold Classic Europe – 2nd
  • 2014 Mr. Olympia – 3rd
  • 2014 IFBB Australian Pro – 1st
  • 2014 IFBB Arnold Classic – 2nd
  • 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 – 6th

Shawn Rhoden Age

The reigning Mr. Olympia 2018 was born on April 2, 1975 in Kingston, Jamaica and was 46 years old in 2021. His birth sign is Aries.

Shawn Rhoden Diet Plan

He plans his 6 meals per day around lean proteins, healthy fats and complex carbs.

Meal 1 – A cup and a half of oatmeal, 15 egg whites, and three whole eggs.
Meal 2 – Chicken, rice, vegetables
Meal 3 – Steak, potatoes, carrots
Meal 4  – Lean ground beef, rice, vegetables
Meal 5 – Chicken and vegetables
Meal 6 – Protein shake with peanut butter, cinnamon, oatmeal and ice

Shawn Rhoden Networth

In regards to his net worth, the bodybuilder is estimated to be worth $3 million in 2019 with his income streaming from his career as a bodybuilder as well as endorsements of bodybuilding products.

Shawn Rhoden FAQ’s

Who was Shawn Rhoden?

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.

How old was Shawn Rhoden?

Shawn Rhoden was 46 years old.

What was Shawn Rhoden’snet worth?

In regards to his net worth, the bodybuilder is estimated to be worth $3 million in 2019 with his income streaming from his career as a bodybuilder as well as endorsements of bodybuilding products.

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