Breaking News: Rich Piana Placed in Medically Induced Coma… After Emergency

Rich Piana Coma

Rich Piana was found unresponsive and transported to a local hospital.

Rich Piana was placed into a medically induced coma this week after suffering a medical emergency at his Florida home, law enforcement sources tell TMZ Sports.

Piana, 46 has competed and won several bodybuilding competitions over the years including Mr. California — and has become a YouTube & Instagram star racking up more than 1 million followers.

According to law enforcement sources:

Emergency personnel responded to a possible overdose call at Rich Piana’s home on Monday afternoon. When they arrived, Piana was unresponsive and was transported to a nearby hospital where he was placed into a medically induced coma.

Official response from 5PercentNutrition

Earlier this week, Rich Piana, known for his honesty and leadership in the bodybuilding community was hospitalized. Rich’s condition is improving each day while he is in recovery.

Rich is a man who has built his reputation on total honesty and has played by his own rules the whole way. Rich is known across the world as a man who embraces the naysayers, just as much as he embraces those who accept him. His outspoken nature is one of the reasons Rich is both respected and criticized. Nevertheless, he tells it like it is.

The “5%ERs” are a community of driven individuals dedicated to a competitive energy. The 5% Nation is a key driving force for Rich to excel both in the gym and in making the 5% Nutrition line the best it can be.

We’d like to ask the 5% Nation for good thoughts and prayers for him.

Earlier this week, Rich Piana, known for his honesty and leadership in the bodybuilding community was hospitalized. Rich’s condition is improving each day while he is in recovery. Rich is a man who has built his reputation on total honesty and has played by his own rules the whole way. Rich is known across the world as a man who embraces the naysayers, just as much as he embraces those who accept him. His outspoken nature is one of the reasons Rich is both respected and criticized. Nevertheless, he tells it like it is. The “5%ERs” are a community of driven individuals dedicated to a competitive energy. The 5% Nation is a key driving force for Rich to excel both in the gym and in making the 5% Nutrition line the best it can be. We’d like to ask the 5% Nation for good thoughts and prayers for him. #5PercentNutrition

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1011 Comments on "Breaking News: Rich Piana Placed in Medically Induced Coma… After Emergency"

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Robert Murphy
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I’m praying for you rich

Gesund Leben
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Ja, stimmt

Imran Saeed
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Another sad news for bodybuilding world, CT, Sean Harris and now Rich!!!

Mat Zam KJ
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What happen to Sean ?

Dylan Strangmeyer
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He was in a fatal car accident a few weeks back^

Gesund Leben
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Absolut einverstanden

Stephen Fidler
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What happened to CT?!

Ron Mason
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CT’s heart is bad. He needs a transplant or he won’t make it.

Jason White
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Sean Paul Maguire

John Bungart
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He gettin his heart worked on or replaced something like that

Sean Paul Maguire
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Jason White 😔

Peter Mestre
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Holy shit Johnny Ugent

Johnny Ugent
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Sucks bro

Johnny Ugent
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This may not be true. He posted on Instagram today and this is from TMZ.

Denny Bucci
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All those drugs catching up to him.

Christian Peterson
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i admire rich because he is someone who knows exactly what he wants and has done everything to achieve it. fuck the haters.

Derrick Quinton Harlan
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Miles Jesse Huffman man what the heck is going on!

Brent Lewis
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Praying for you man

Gesund Leben
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Stimmt noch jemand zu?

Tony Vargas
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Yep

Birna Khernandez
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Franklin T. Boyd

Linvial Spencer
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Justin Miller

Justin Miller
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Not much of a surprise

Linvial Spencer
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No kidding, body can’t handle 8 hour arm workouts forever bruh

Justin Miller
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And a pint of ice cream a day lol

Linvial Spencer
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😂😂 Ben & Jerry’s comimg out with his own flavor.

Linvial Spencer
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Rich Pistachio

Gesund Leben
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total korrekt kann nur zustimmen 🙂

Justin Miller
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😂😂😂😂 shut the fuck uppp. I can’t.

Jeremy Bracken
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Piana has destroyed his own health. He made alot of careless mistakes.

Justin Slamen PT
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How do you know?

Delano Worthington
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Because he admits to taking a ungodly amount of gear.

Jeremy Bracken
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Have you not followed his career??? Did you not see his journey last year??? God only knows what else is in the mix other than juice

Jeremy Bracken
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There is nothing wrong with gear…But the hellacious amounts of what he was taking could’ve and probably contributed to it.

Jeremy Bracken
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Piana is gona be the reason for a new look in to gear. Media is going to squeeze the negativity out this and blow it up.

Justin Slamen PT
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Exactly you don’t know. So shut up and stop presuming. He takes opioids for pain. They kill, steroids don’t.

Tony Vassar
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Dude the man is in the hospital maybe dead. All u can say is negative shit about him. What sorry piece of shit u r. I hope somebody don’t do the same to u dick head

Jeremy Bracken
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Justin Slamen PT if you don’t agree with me that’s fine. lol I’m not looking for approval. Keep scrolling. Rich Piana is a freak end of story. It’s sickening that he is looked at as a symbol of bodybuilding when in fact he is everything that’s wrong with it.

Linvial Spencer
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Slamen is slammin gear too, easy there little guy.

Thomas Nichols
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Seems every other Olympia competitor isn’t in a coma and I believe they take a shit load of gear as well.

Nick Cruppenink
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He’s still human

Shawn Taylor
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Most bodybuilders take alot of shit which damages their body in the long run that’s just the dark truth about bodybuilding

Shannon Brooks
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Oh shut the fuck up

Justin Slamen PT
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Off you go Spencer and murder some children in Iraq Afghanistan or Syria.

Mihai Kos
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Justin Slamen PT easy fella, you too don’t know what that juice head is taking, so stfu

Chris Goncalves
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Jeremy Bracken do you even know what any of the possible side effects of his cycles are? Do you or have you ever done gear? I’ll bet dollars to doughnuts the answer is no. Unless you know something the rest of us don’t save your “expertise” instead of spewing garbage maybe you should be sending well wishes to the most upfront and honest people in the industry.

Aaron Byrne
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He deserves a medal in my books just for being honest, it may have been excessive and stupid but farout the no bullshit approach is something I’ve sought after for advice when it comes to the gym, all the best rich piana!

Doug Boutwell
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Jeremy Bracken absolutely

Eric Ian
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Jeremy Bracken well said

Jeremy Bracken
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Chris Goncalves yes actually I have taken gear. I have competed. So of course I know the side effects. I also know the side effects of excessive and long term use.

Enrique Mercado
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Justin Slamen PT he says it in all his interviews lol

Alvin Ho
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Because he don’t fucking care any others opinions

Hood L David
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Just look at how many bodybuilders grow old…..

Scott Dawes
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Using opioids when your liver would be fucked wouldn’t help

Bartłomiej Bielach
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Mistakes? yes Careless? fuck no. He was watching his health more than any of us ever had.

Justin Allen Marshall
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Cyle Marshall

Cyle Marshall
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Foreal?

Justin Allen Marshall
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yeah it’s on a few sites

Justin Allen Marshall
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and CT Fletcher needs a heart transplant

Cyle Marshall
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Jay Fry

Lo Saunders
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CT already had a heart attack before. Damn

Cyle Marshall
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I know bro

Justin Allen Marshall
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btw we share the same birthday as CT

Lo Saunders
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TMZ saying possible overdose. When he split up with Sara he said it was because all she wanted to do was party and do drugs and he wasn’t about that life. 🤔

Justin Allen Marshall
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yeah its possible, could very well have been

Lo Saunders
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I doubt it’s steroid related. He’s been on the gas forever and also kept his cycles proper or so he said.

Cyle Marshall
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I could definitely see that as a possibility

Cyle Marshall
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Was thinking the same thing

Lo Saunders
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I don’t think it’s good for your body to balloon up over 300 and then rapidly fall back down to 260ish either

Cyle Marshall
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Yeah man that is deff not good on the body or heart

Jay Fry
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My boy Dru is his close friend and 5% r 😥

Nas Verikas
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David Harte

Shawn St Jean
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Mike Boone Eduardo Cruz Adam Baptista Jr. Eric Mareiro

Eduardo Cruz
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🙁🙁🙁

Mike Boone
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Supposedly it might be fake. I guess he posted a youtube vid the same day or something. Think this is false publicity move

Shawn St Jean
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5% nutrition also posted on ig n fb

Mike Boone
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That he was ok or that he was in the hospital…!?

Shawn St Jean
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That he was in the hospital and to keep him in your prayers

Eduardo Cruz
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I heard he actually passed away ? 🙁

Shawn St Jean
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So far I only heard medically induced coma after unresponsive at his house

Todd Zalewski
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Whatever it takes !!!

Justin John
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Paul Frank

Dave Gerein
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Kyle Slowski

Kyle Slowski
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Jeeze i wonder what caused it

Dave Gerein
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No idea

Steff WaRor
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Elghazi Abdelilah still wanna go on roids fucker ?!!

Delano Worthington
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A cycle of gear is fine. Taking ungodly amounts for 15 years bad.

Michael Johnston
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Yep

Elghazi Abdelilah
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Wald l9ahba 7alaf maygar !!!

Eric Christian
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Sam Zika

Sam Zika
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Dude I just saw this like 20 mins ago crazy

Corey Cambage
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Jeffrey Baker

Mario Ian Ferrer
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Andrew Batislaon inom na lng at buffet

Andrew Batislaon
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Ttoo to???

Mario Ian Ferrer
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Oo pahinga ka muna

Andrew Batislaon
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Hahaha yko n oil kya nga clen nlng muna tau eh hahaha mron na kya c jhe??

Mario Ian Ferrer
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Meron kidney and liver replacement

Andrew Batislaon
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Un ba ung ndli sknya oh ung heart nia?? Bka nman heart failure???

Mario Ian Ferrer
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Compications heart na din

Javier Jovan Ramirez
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Tony Vassar

Shawn Allen
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Frankie Sterling

Justin Allen Marshall
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thoughts to you and your family rich 🙁

Jeffrey Baker
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He’s done. Probably burst heart

Shane Cliff
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Zac Steinhardt

Zac Steinhardt
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My heart beeaks

Michael Wilkes Booth
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Whit Hartman

Whit Hartman
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I saw that a few hours ago. Hope he comes out of this okay.

Mike Demedio
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He’s a natty he be all good

Rick Garcia
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Damn dude, lol

Mart Viau
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8 hours coma workout

Deven Parker
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Chase Ryan

Joe Alvarez
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But steroids are soooooo safe

Arsema Gebru
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Safe when not abused, too much of anything can be unsafe, even food.

Joe Alvarez
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It’s never safe

Joey Cummins
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You can’t od on juice….pain killers or other drugs yes

Joe Alvarez
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Lol oooo k

Rodolfo Laurentino
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Aline Bussolo

Stephen Rand II
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A lot of us suspected all the heavy gear usage would catch up with him eventually. Hope Rich can make a speedy recovery and make healthier choices going forward

Mike McNair
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It was from pain killers

Stephen Rand II
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I wasn’t sure exactly what it was but the human body can only take so much anyhow

Mike McNair
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Stephen Rand II well he sure used a cocktail ready for disaster

Stephen Rand II
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Absolutely Mike, one thing I learned from the pro wrestlers of the 80’s its that doing roids is one thing, but when you mix in drugs and alcohol you’re really playing with fire

Jorge Mendez
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My prayers and the best thoughts to the family……

Jay Ryan
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Rich is a good guy. Idc what all you jealous fucks say.

Seana Moayer
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thank god !

Alexander Tengbjerg Herbst
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Nicklas Blangsted shiiiet

Myles Estey
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Dódo Stavrev Gregory Marcin

Chance Koch
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Oil

Abhinav Sharma
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Shubham Mahendru

Salvador Avila
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Amanda Magoon, Skylar Greer, David Williams,

Amanda Magoon
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Eric Magoon

Justin Slamen PT
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Apparently it’s prescription pain killers. Google the documentary called prescription thugs, it’s on YouTube.

Lo Saunders
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Rich just posted a flashback pose down earlier today on IG…damn

Perdiansyah Putra
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seriusly

Dutch Baldwin
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Haden Larsen

Timothy Chateauneuf
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Get well soon Rich

Paul Edmondson
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Theo Burchick

Gilberto Gomez
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Paco Gomez

Paco Gomez
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Nahhhh

Itele Iopu
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God Dammit

Jose Flores
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might sound cold, but was this not expected?? let this be a warning

Gesund Leben
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Genialer Post Danke

Elijah Hezekiah Gallichio
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Actually, it looks like an overdose. Since it was so expected, post some articles that actually link steroid usage to something like this WITHOUT the use of other drugs or alcohol. I’ll wait. Tag me so I don’t miss it. Also, reading REALLY helps.

Jose Flores
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Elijah Hezekiah Gallichio hey small fry, you do realize he was using a lot of pain killers because of all the abuse on his body which was facilitated by the steroid use, most pros use gear and train hard, this guy was taking huge amounts of gear and putting his body through hell with his marathon type training, so yeah anyone who knows a little bit about rich pianna saw this coming, you obviously don’t know much about bodybuilding

Rudi Špoljarec
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He lived hazzard life . Did he know it ? Somebody warned him ?Hoping and praying he will be good and survive , and not repeat same mistake .

Jose Flores
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Rudi Špoljarec your kidding right?? lmfao

Jared Spears
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Johnny Rednour

Robert Pappas
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Giovanny Razzo

Gilson Oliveira
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Overdose cocaína

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