Scott Milne, the famed Canadian bodybuilder, has died at the age of 46. Milne died after suffering a heart attack, a friend said in a Facebook post. Milne passed away on February 4.
In paying tribute to Milne, his friend Christopher Collins wrote, “A friend of mine, Scott Milne, died of a heart attack yesterday at only 46 years of age. Rest in peace gentle giant.” RXMuscle’s Dave Palumbo echoed Collins’ sentiments writing on Facebook, “Sorry to hear that one of the true Super Freaks Scott Milne has passed from a heart attack. The “Canadian Moose” as he was known will be missed but not forgotten.”
Milne Competed in the World of Bodybuilding Between 1996 & 2004
Milne competed in the world of professional bodybuilding from 1996 until 2004 in a career that was blighted by injuries. In 2002, Milne received his pro card after competing at the Canadian National Bodybuilding championships where he finished second.
According to his personal Facebook page, Milne was from London, Ontario, and was living there at the time of his death. Milne was a graduate of Medway High School and Fanshawe College. Milne said on that page that he was in a relationship with a woman named Lucy Gonzalez at the time of his death. Milne describes himself as being “self-employed” on that profile.
Milne’s Girlfriend Paid Tribute to Him Calling Him Her ‘Best Friend, Partner in Crime & Soulmate’
Gonzalez says on her Facebook page that she has been in a relationship with Milne since June 2019. On February 4, Gonzalez paid a heartbreaking tribute to Milne in which she wrote, “Today my heart is broken ?, i lost my best friend, partner in crime and my soulmate. Scott Milne, my blue eyes. You were gone to soon. I am still in shock and i can not believe that you are gone. I am waiting for you to text me back. I miss you already my bebecito. Forever your little LL ❤❤❤.”
Milne Said That Arnold Schwarzenegger Was a Huge Influence on Him Growing Up
On his Muscle Inside profile, it says that Milne was the youngest of five children born in London, Ontario. That bio says that Milne began weight training at the age of 15. Milne would win his first show at 21 in 1996. A year later, Milne qualified for the provincials after victory in Western Ontario’s qualifying heat.
Prior to his professional debut at The Night of Champions, Milne was involved in a car accident that saw him break his neck in three places, suffering lacerations on his kidney, liver and spleen, in addition to puncturing his lungs. Milne took a year off and made his return at the 2004 Toronto Pro and at the 2005 Europa and Charlotte Pro Championships. Since taking time off from competing, Milne had been working in various acting roles and as a bodybuilding trainer. on his IMDb page, Milne is credited with having a 2010 appearance in the Canadian sitcom, “Being Erica.” At the time the Muscle Insider profile was written, Milne’s weight was approximately 300 pounds.
Milne said in a 2010 interview that Arnold Schwarzenegger had been a huge influence on him in his youth. Milne said, “I started weight training when I was 15 (years old). “I was in my first competition when I was 20. All my brothers and sisters have been in athletics; I come from a family of five kids; we were very competitive. That was the time when Arnold (Schwarzenegger’s) movies were coming out. I was just mesmerized by how he looked.”