BREAKING NEWS: Rich Piana Dies At Age 46 After Being Placed In A Coma!
It was only 3 weeks since Rich Piana was placed into a medical induced coma after suffering from a medical emergency in his home.
The bodybuilding industry has been devastated this week with the recent loss of a young bodybuilder by the name of Dallas McCarver on 26 years old and now Rich Piana.
The girlfriend of celebrity bodybuilding champion Rich Piana has paid tribute to him following his death.
Chanel Jansen wrote ‘we were supposed to go together’ in a message on her Instagram page where she shared a photo of the couple lying on a bed.
It follows as Piana’s ex-wife, Sara Piana, confirmed the 46-year-old’s death after he was placed into a coma after following a ‘medical emergency’ at his home.
“I will always remember how much I love holding his hand
I will always remember how I felt so loved when he would wake up and kiss me on the forehead
I will always remember how I had it great with the love of my life
I will always remember I was loved by the most amazing man I’ve ever known
I will always remember there’s a hole in my heart where he will always belong
I will always remember that someday when it’s my time-he will fill that space inside me and I’ll be whole again
In the heartbreaking tribute, Jansen wrote:
“We just finished watching the Notebook yesterday and I said: “That’s how it was supposed to be. We were supposed to go together. So when it’s my time someday-come find me and take me where we’re supposed to go because I don’t want to go anywhere without you”.
Piana’s death was confirmed by his ex-wife Sara in a Facebook post on Friday while fellow bodybuilders and fans had spoken of their shock this morning amid previously unconfirmed reports Piana had taken an overdose.
The District Six Medical Examiner in Florida confirmed that Piana passed away early Friday morning at the hospital, TMZ reported.
‘You truly touched many people’s heart and helped so many!!! It inspired me in many ways to see the huge impact you had on people all over the world,’ Sara Piana wrote in a Facebook post announcing the bodybuilder’s death.
Australian bodybuilder Calum Von Moger and YouTube fitness star Bradley Martyn also paid tribute to Rich Piana on Instagram and twitter:
Here are a couple more tributes from others regarding Piana’s death:
Check out Rich Piana’s Workout Routine!
Piana’s estranged wife Sara (pictured together in November 2016) announced his death on Friday morning in a post on Facebook
Piana has always come forward to the public admitting he had been spending thousands of dollars a month on anabolic steroids, which assisted him in enhancing his ardent bodybuilding career and lifestyle.
In a YouTube video he posted last year, Piana said he took steroids on-and-off over the course of 27 years, and advised his followers against the same unhealthy routine, while ultimately backing up his decision.
‘If you have the choice to do steroids or stay natural, stay natural. There’s no reason to do steroids, you’re only hurting your body and hurting yourself,’ Piana said.
‘But if you want to become a professional bodybuilder, guess what? You’re probably going to have to f***ing do them, you’re not going to have a choice. That’s the boat I was in.’
Piana, the well known body builder and former Mr California, has admitted using steroids in the past.
RIP Rich Piana you will be missed greatly.