Showing posts with label Shawn Rhoden. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Shawn Rhoden. Show all posts

Saturday, November 06, 2021

2018 Mr. Olympia Shawn Rhoden has died

2018 Mr. Olympia champion Shawn Rhoden has reportedly died at the age of 46.

The pro bodybuilder is said to have 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.

Monday, July 15, 2019


American Media, LLC Chairman and CEO David J. Pecker, owner and operator of Joe Weider’s Mr. Olympia Fitness and Performance Expo and the Mr. Olympia Contest, today announced that he is revoking the eligibility of 2018 Mr. Olympia Shawn Rhoden from competing in the 2019 and future Mr. Olympia competitions. The announcement follows the recent charges that led to a warrant issued in Utah for Mr. Rhoden stemming from an alleged incident in October 2018.

In addition to revoking Mr. Rhoden’s eligibility from future Mr. Olympia competitions, American Media also announced that it would suspend coverage of Mr. Rhoden in its media brands, including Muscle & Fitness and FLEX, until the legal process has been completed.

About American Media, LLC

American Media, LLC owns and operates the leading print and digital celebrity and active lifestyle media brands in the United States. American Media’s titles include Us Weekly, Star, OK!, In Touch, Life & Style, Closer, Men’s Journal, Muscle & Fitness, Powder, Snowboarder, Surfer, Bike, Mr. Olympia Contest, National Enquirer and other celebrity and teen titles. American Media also manages nineteen different digital sites including,,,,,,,,, and other digital and social properties. American Media’s magazines have a combined total circulation of 5.7+ million and reach approximately 49.4 million men and women each month. American Media's digital properties reach approximately 65 million unique visitors monthly. Press Contact: Jon Hammond, Hammond Strategies, (917) 856-0206,

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Shawn Rhoden wins Mr. Olympia!

Shawn Rhoden wasn't on the radar of many to win the 2018 Mr. Olympia due to his backsliding to a 5th place finish in 2017, his inability to compete at the 2018 Arnold Classic due to illness, and his lack of progress pictures and videos on social media. There was an assumption made that the Jamaican wasn't in peak shape. That assumption was proven wrong as Flexatron won the 2018 Mr. Olympia triumphing over 7X champ Phil Heath.

Rhoden earned a $675,000 payout, the largest in the history of the Mr. Olympia competition.

At 43 years old he ties the record for oldest bodybuilder to win the Olympia with Chis Dickerson.

The top 5 finishers were:

1. Shawn Rhoden.

2. Phil Heath.

3. Roelly Winklaar.

4. William Bonac.

5. Brandon Curry.