Rich Piana, 46 Dies Two Weeks After He Was Placed In Coma Following A Medical Emergency

Rich Piana Has Passed Away

BREAKING: Rich Piana has died, nearly 3 weeks after placed in a medically induced coma following a medical emergency at his home in Florida. He was 46.

This week has been really tough for the bodybuilding community. First, we received the heartbreaking news that Dallas McCarver died and today Rich Piana passed away.

Update: Chanel Jansen just posted a heartfelt message on Instagram

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 ❤
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’.

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 ❤ 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' @1dayumay #loveofmylife #myoneandonly #illbeseeingyou #ilovedyoutheniloveyounowiloveyoualways #richpiana #livelaughlove #respect #love #peace #positivevibes #positivevibesonly

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Earlier today Rich Piana’s estranged wife Sara Piana confirmed this news:

‘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 her estranged husband’s death.

I’m in tears writing this that @1dayumay has just passed away. I can barely believe this… I am so saddened & heartbroken that he didn’t make it. I just want to say THANK YOU Rich for teaching me so much about life, whether it was the easy or the hard way. We had our ups and downs but we sure had an awesome time in each other’s presence along with us fighting through some dark times together. 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. Not many people know that me and him are STILL legally married till this day despite all rumors. I have NOTHING to gain by saying that but want everyone to know the truth. I know that people say stuff on social media but I truly am not the “bad” person people think I am.

I actually saved Rich’s life 1 time before, glad I was there for him at that time. Rich, I hope you feel better now in heaven and that you’re up there healthy, smiling & telling everyone “how it is, being REAL & doing your thing”. Rest In Peace my dear husband.
#GoneButNeverForgotten #RichPiana #RIP 😢 🙏🏼❤️. P.S. I want to wish my deepest condolence to Chanel @c_no5 and thanking her for being there for him, loving him & showing him support. You’re an angel.
We will all miss him so much, may his soul & spirit Rest In Peace Forever🙏🏼.
XOXO Sara Piana.

I'm in tears writing this that @1dayumay has just passed away. I can barely believe this… I am so saddened & heartbroken that he didn't make it. I just want to say THANK YOU Rich for teaching me so much about life, whether it was the easy or the hard way. We had our ups and downs but we sure had an awesome time in each other's presence along with us fighting through some dark times together. 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. Not many people know that me and him are STILL legally married till this day despite all rumors. I have NOTHING to gain by saying that but want everyone to know the truth. I know that people say stuff on social media but I truly am not the "bad" person people think I am. I actually saved Rich's life 1 time before, glad I was there for him at that time. Rich, I hope you feel better now in heaven and that you're up there healthy, smiling & telling everyone "how it is, being REAL & doing your thing". Rest In Peace my dear husband. #GoneButNeverForgotten #RichPiana #RIP 😢 🙏🏼❤️. P.S. I want to wish my deepest condolence to Chanel @c_no5 and thanking her for being there for him, loving him & showing him support. You're an angel. We will all miss him so much, may his soul & spirit Rest In Peace Forever🙏🏼. XOXO Sara Piana. . . . #Repost @1dayumay (@get_repost) ・・・ Great weekend together @sara.piana and I had some nice time together since we didn't film the Bigger By The Day videos over the weekend!! It was some much needed quality time together!! Your time is everything and make sure you spend it right it's something you can't get back! #welcometoourworld #whateverittakes #livinthedream #loveitkillit #1dayumay #richpiana #queenofbeautykingofbeast #love #whateverittakes

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Rich Piana collapsed while getting a haircut on August 7. His girlfriend, Chanel Jansen, tried to revive him but was unable to wake him. Piana was transported to a nearby hospital where he was placed into a medically induced coma – but was unable to recover.

The District Six Medical Examiner in Florida confirms Piana passed away early Friday morning at the hospital.

Neither Rich’s girlfriend Chanel or 5 Percent have confirmed his death but hundreds of tributes were earlier posted on social media.

The details of the cause of death are sketchy. We will update with more information as it becomes available.

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Stig Eilertsen
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RIP

Ruben Gonzalez
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Crazy

Robert Fender
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Rip god bless

Felipe DC
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Phylipe Rodrigues

Phylipe Rodrigues
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Foda nehhh

Zarko Ilievski
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R.I.P.

Venus Factor Weight Loss
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Thanks:D

Lionel Clark Pobre
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John Leland D. Mendoza

Pedro Pereira
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Another one ? First Dallas now him this is not normal.

Kevin Porter
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There was a retired TN NPC competitor that passed this week also, then the guy that broke his neck a couple weeks ago on stage

Matt Gallegos
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Phil Gallegos

Beau Gill
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Gershwin Kimar. it’s real hrs dead

Sapan Mishra
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Dont know abt her..when she said.. i am still his wife legally! Dont think she had to say that now..u know what i mean..if her intentions are otherwise.. if she really feels for him..then sorry for her loss.

Brian Davis
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She’s probably writing that and smiling at the same time.

Sapan Mishra
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yes i too think so

Daree Myers
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She married the guy for a green card and her mother was in on the plan also. I don’t even wanna hear anything from this bitch right now.

Jon Coleman
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I agree with the “wife” statement. Prayers for his family. Love him or hate him truly a sad story. Valentino hit the nail on the head in his video about rich. Comparing Chanel an Sara…

John Johnson
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Lets hope she s not trying to make a claim on his money!!

Nicole Rutigliano
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He got the marriage annulled. She’s just saying this to try and say she has legal claim of his estate. She’s evil. She didn’t give a shit when he was alive now all of a sudden she cares. Her and her bf were bad mouthing him up until he went into a coma. She’s gonna try and go for whatever he has.

Sapan Mishra
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she probably will, can sense from the way she pressed being legally his wife. But hope she gets a tough fight from rich’s family!

Luis Yariitza Gutierrez
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The saddest thing is that fuckin gold digger gonna get his money

Mel Appels
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She sure does ! What a nightmare !

Venus Factor Weight Loss
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absolutely 🙂

Scott Jacobsen
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She would have anyways!

Juggie Singh
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Chanel got lucky

Luis Yariitza Gutierrez
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Mel Appels rich hated her guts man its not fair shes gonna be fighting for his money just watch

Mel Appels
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I hope he got her out of his will or she gets all !

Troy Johnson
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Omg another one.

Kirk Comer
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Ben Consi

Jake Martinez
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Sonya Martinez

Sonya Martinez
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See told you babe life is sort ….you never know when God will take you …its crazy …😧

Dylan Hum
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shit it’s the 4th death in less than 1 month.. First the bodybuilder guy who broke his neck, then an asian fitness model fall of a building, Dallas and then Rich

Clifford Chan
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Rip

Venus Factor Weight Loss
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Thanks so much for that:D

Jeff Connors Cma
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Scott Reed

Laci Kaa
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Rip

Elae Aniceto
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2 pro body builder die in week. is the bodybuilding is dead?

Rich Piana (September 26, 1971 – August 25, 2017)
Dallas McCarver (April 9, 1991 – August 22, 2017)

RIP big guy

Stephen Catinari
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Rich was a Jackass who hit kids with disabilities

Clynton Milham Sctc
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Fuck up

Gerry Brummer
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That “kid” had it coming to him… pay respect man

James Fischetti
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And accomplished more in his life than you ever will. Who’s feeling like a loser now?

Victor Buenrostro
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Im going to guess and say he hit your retarded ass, right? Lol.
Have respect moron. The guy just passed away.

Terry King
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People are quick to judge! I had the pleasure of meeting him at the Toronto Pro Super Show 2017. Was the longest line to stand in. He was a humble man with a big heart and spoke to you with words of encouragement.

Chuck Laird
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What did he accomplish?

Don Zunner
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Victor Buenrostro So? Happens everyday to lots of people.

Ryan Oldford
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Chuck Laird besides,
Bodybuilder, actor, and YouTube sensation who posts workout videos for more than 950,000 subscribers. He has won the NPC California Championships, NPC Orange County Championships, NPC Los Angeles Championships, NPC Sacramento Championships, and NPC Border States Classic.
Owning 5% nutrition,
Amassing over 2.5 million net worth… I’d say that’s a pretty decent amount of accomplishments

Michael Tanza
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So the kid with a disability is a fucking jack off. Your a fucking jack off

Michael Tanza
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The video that Genova posted was a fucking shame and I can’t Believe you fucks like that pill of used condoms

Jay Ryan
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You’re a jackass and if you were here I’d hit you despite your glaring disabilities. Fucking clown. Get the facts first dipshit.

Frank Jimenez Junior
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Kid? You ever watch that kid, and the crap he says?

James Fischetti
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A 30-year-old “kid”? Come on. Dude is probably older than you. He obviously acts like a “kid” because that is your assumption of him.

Stephen Catinari
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Lol

Rob Johnson
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Ryan Oldford well said , some right dicks on here with no respect.

Kevin R Grace
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The kid slapped him. You get your ass slapped back

Adrian O'neill
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Chuck Laird more than you obviously

Avery Shepard
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A lot more than you have…

Jw del Valle
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When you threaten a mans family that kid with disabilitys got what he deserves. He has no disability other than being socially awkward that’s it. Threaten a beast get eaten by one plain and simple. If that were me it would have been worse so I feel he got off pretty light

Michael Vang
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Damn…Dallas and now Rich..

Emil Wahlin
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Sohrab Farashahi

Ethan Manning
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Rip, followed you for 5 years, fly high buddy

Henry Boechat
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He said protein shakes are useless and advocated for as much use of hormones one can take, no surprise

Shannon Brooks
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Shut up fat ass

Lyndon Whited
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Idiot

Henry Boechat
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Both you ugly bitches shut the fuck up and fact check you dumb gear shooting cunts

Dion Bethea
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Well i see you ain’t using much protein either 😂😂

Michael Tanza
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Well dickhead he said to eat real food and not drink shakes and also told people to stay natural don’t do what he said

Jay Ryan
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STFU, protein shake are useless?!?!?? Every video he has “shake time” Rich was a self made millionaire and a beast and gave ppl hours of free advice, honest advice. Fuck you and all the haters.

Frank Jimenez Junior
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Actually no… he never advocated it.

Jake Vaughn Merton
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Here we go , he was open about it , he actually told young kids not to use and ignorant meatheads to slow down on huge doses , he never said ” here it is use , it’s gonna change your life ” 🙄

Khalid Abu Zaid
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Shoooout your foookin meeeouth

Luis Montanez
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Forst of all he hated protein shakes but always preached about replacing protein shakes with healthy food … never ever have i heard him tell ppl to do roids .. dnt disrespect him like that

Matt Monty
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watched a lot of his videos and he seemed a really nice bloke. fucking shame

Marcos Martinez
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Daniel Nuñez que le ha pasao ?

King Daniel Ben Rakad
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RIP-One more Legend is Gone #1dayumay
Can’t believe My eyes The legend is gone ☹️ after #dallasmccarver! He has been inspiring and Motivation Millions! This is the saddest day in the history of bodybuilding – BODYBUILDING IS NOT THAT EASY – ITS A VERY SERIOUS SPORT PLS BE CAREFUL #respect
#RIP

Sam Kelly
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Bodybuilding didn’t kill Rich, he fell and hit his head and there was “crushed white powder” found by his credit card. It can be dangerous but it didn’t kill him

Chesauan Vasile
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Don’t disprespect this guy by posting those bitches comment

Jason Paull
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Don’t do drugs, kids.

Kevin Padinit Micah
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Miguel Madarieta Gold Fish dili ko katuo na unsa nmn ang bodybuilding karun

Miguel Madarieta
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lage. kita ko ganina. nag hulat kog further confirmation. patay na jud diay xa. sa iyang case, murag involved man drugs…cocaine.

Miguel Madarieta
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Bilib ko ni Mike O’Hearn BTW…murag xa tingali ang muabot 100 years old sa mga bodybuilder. everybody else kay gaka chugi before 50.hahaha

Kevin Padinit Micah
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Miguel Madarieta not a coincidence ky he looks soo geared at the same time high lol

Miguel Madarieta
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i suspect part na na sa iyang pag cope sa divorce. gi ilad xa sa bae para lang maka green card. mao ilang storya.

Kevin Padinit Micah
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Miguel Madarieta mike o hearn is the healthier version of todays body building his physique looks more achievable and natural compared sa uban

Miguel Madarieta
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coincidentally, ga claim na natural daw si Mike O’Hearn… Gusto ko mutoo sa kay O’Hearn but after sa revelation ni CT Fletcher about sa iyang self na nag steroids xa before (after insisting na lifetime natural daw siya), hard to believe kaning mga claims sa mga “guru” ug fitness personalities.

Kevin Padinit Micah
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No ones natural sa ilaha pilion lng nmo who looks more natural above the freaks!haha

Miguel Madarieta
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Dili pod totally impossible…pero highly unlikely sa age of social media.

Marvin Eder, 1940s bodybuilder. (1950s na invent ang roids, then 1960s na globally used).
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Gold Fish
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Ga body building ku long pro dli ku ga roids dli pudku ga gym..naa ku ga body building sa autoshop

Kevin Padinit Micah
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Hahahahaha himo ig body sakyanan long ?saba dha long hahaha

Don Zunner
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Isn’t this the guy that never won a pro contest? Why was he famous? Oh that’s right. Oil and drugs.

Dennis Reilly Jr
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Says the non lifter.

Sam Kelly
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Have some damn respect.

Don Zunner
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Dennis Reilly Jr LOL little flabby boy trying to say who lifts and who doesn’t.

Don Zunner
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Sam Kelly How about….no.

Jay White
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What he made a multimillion dollar empire and wasn’t even a professional in his field? Seems alot more successful then you’ll ever be…

Sam Kelly
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Big man hiding behind a screen acting like you don’t have to put work in with drugs. Just pushes you to the next level. Sad 🤷🏻‍♂️

Don Zunner
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Sam Kelly bahahahahahaha is that what you think? Bless your little heart. Because the moment you quit, you lose all those fake gains. 😂😂😂

Davey Boddy
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Have some class,you fucktard

Rob Johnson
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He won mr California and is the owner and founder of 5 percent nutrition .

Mark van Damme
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Jo FATFUCK How about some respect for the family , if you don’t like what you see . Don’t look or respond you hating son of a btich

Tony Navas
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Why is Don Zunner here, he doesn’t even lift

Mark van Damme
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Donut eating bench sitting fatfuck big head fuckface

Justin Sole
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He didnt use oil😆 Fuck off fat boy.

Don Zunner
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Mark van Damme Awwww what a salty little baby. Try some pushups little man.

Sam Kelly
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You ever done them? I know plenty of people who have and still look great 🤷🏻‍♂️ either way. You have some major issues if you’re jumping on some guy’s death to try and make yourself feel better by spewing “oh roids he’s nothing blah blah”

Don Zunner
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Sam Kelly You know what makes me feel good? Knowing that I don’t need to take those drugs to get in shape and keep it. You know what else makes me feel good? No being dead because I needed to take those drugs because of shitty genetics.

Sam Kelly
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You sure? Doesn’t seem like you’ve kept any kind of shape besides egg. And second, the fact you’re so blind to the fact that Rich was doing COKE and passed out–thus hitting his head– because of COKE and is dead because he did COKE

Brett Imperial
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Don, it’s obvious you don’t take drugs and you’re not in shape. So maybe you do need them to stay in shape. Whatever you’re doing now sure is fuck isn’t working. 💁🏻‍♂️

Brett Imperial
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Advice. If you’re going to talk shit on someone’s physique and credit it all to drugs then you better be drug free AND not look like a soup sandwich

Don Zunner
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Sam Kelly LOL yes because you can tell that from a photo of me behind my dog. Keep flexing those puny little arms. I am sure one day they might grow but I doubt it.

Darek Ploszczyca
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respect!

Che Auditor
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Sam Kelly this Don Zunner guy is just a troll. I could pick this guy apart. Obviously he only shows his face in his pic cause his body embarrasses him and he only has his pup for company cause no woman would want that. He’s a unempathetic peice of trash. It really is sad little keyboard warriors couldn’t be met in public like this guy. He’s not even worth the time. He ain’t nothing but a bird. Something real comes at him, hell fly away and shit himself. I can promise that. Keep on trollin fatty. Ur good at it

Lee Wood
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You are a prick pal..

Booger Sykes
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Damn bro you cold, that’s like asking why your parents didn’t abort you.

Michael Ewing
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Don if you haven’t got anything nice to say why don’t you fuck right off!

Anthony Truong
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I mean.. Lots of people are famous for oil and drugs… Lance Armstrong, Peyton Manning, Kim K….

Didier Rasschaert
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You’re pathetic Sam Kelly

Nick Kalaidopoulos
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Hooray for you Donald, you received the accolades and he 15 minutes you were seeking. Now go to bed and hopefully when you die, no one shows you the same repugnant disrespect. It’s distasteful that you have to receive posts because of stupidities you say and not for being a good human being. Congratulations. You win the internet today!!

Justin Flex
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Says the white trash redneck. I didn’t know they had wi fi in you’re trailer park.

Craig Brajkovich
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Sam Kelly don’t worry about this joke Don Zunner so what if he was on the gear some people don’t even get to the age of 46 this Don bloke is just another one of those simple minded people

Adam Mcalpine
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Hey don zunner if that was your family would you say the same , you are very judgemental mate

Kenny Guye
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bro what have u done in your life? get our of here with that double chin you broke bitch. this is the most attention you have got in your life. in a comment section lol..

Adam Gould
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Don Zunner the only thing “in shape” is that triple chin of yours…

is that dog the only thing u get any loving from? ahah

Dell Owens
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Don Zunner hahaha this guy thinks he’s big gtfo lol

Albert Bustos
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Fuck you hatter

Gerald Chen
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How much weight you lift with your triple chin there?

Shannon Nelson
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Shutup faggot

Jamie Allen
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LMFAO by far the lamest comment around!

Christian Abreu
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I wish fuckwads like yourself can see past the physical and see the bigger picture. He was very charismatic and passionate for fitness and Bodybuilding. He loved every single person that he met even the ones that belittled him. Yes he took drugs. So what? Arnodl took drugs, the majority of your favorite bodybuilders are taking drugs. So what if he pumped synthol into his arms? So fucking what? He was very honest with his drug use and even told numerous stories and advice o steroids and their effect. He inspired numerous countless people to get into fitness and to… Read more »
Kenny Rowell
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I don’t ever comment on this stuff but this time I had to… just to tell you Don Zunner how much of a sheltered, uneducated piece of useless, judgemental shit you are. What a waste of oxygen…SMH.

Jw del Valle
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Bro he was an inspiration to allot of people In the bodybuilding world. He wasn’t ashamed of who he was and said fuck you to anyone that didn’t like him. If you think that administering gear is still an underground thing that people frown soon your sadly mistake. It’s everywhere and I’m almost positive that your son and brother run the shit or will or have. And if you tell me you never did your straight lyin. But what ever makes you feel better. He was famous for changing hundreds of people’s lives can you say the same

Isai Estrada
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RIP rich

Billy Anderson
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My condolences to the man’s family. ..but you can’t tell me the massive amounts of steroids didn’t bring this on…I have no problem with gear but stop defending it

Sam Kelly
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It didn’t, there was actual hardcore drugs all over his house. Quit wrongly demonizing steroids

Billy Anderson
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^^^ you are an idiot if you think steroids did not contribute to his death in a big way…educate yourself

Kristopher Heiser
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Billy Anderson maybe you should educate yourself about steroids and what they actually do in your body and how they effect your system he was also battling an opioid addiction so unless you know his medical and treatment history maybe you should shut your cockhole and stop passing judgement, I’ll bet your closet is full of skeletons show some respect for the dead you fucking clown

Shane Stabley
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Hard to believe what’s true and what’s not I heard both ways I heard he’s passed away I heard he’s still in a coma

Ray Regueiro
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5% page also announced he passed

Shane Stabley
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ok

Raj Koli
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It is a big loss for fitness world..

Wilson Rosales
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Wow I can’t believe he’s gone! RIP big guy.

Gerardo Davila
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ANOTHER ONE BITES THE DUST, TO ALL THE FALLEN HEROES OF OUR GI GENERATION. YOU SHALL NOT BE FORGOTTEN… LEGENDS .

Gerald Brewer
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Rip rich

Amanda Miño
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If you haven’t got something nice to say don’t say anything at all…his no longer here so to defend himself so shut ya mouths!!!!….despite what you people think of him and his life style choices he is a person a human being a son and a husband…who gives a shit what he did behind closed doors did it effect you in any way?? NO!!! So shut the fuk up!!!!….he was an awesome friendly caring guy and if you took the time to listen to him you wouldn’t be so judgemental….RIP Rich you will be missed

Jeff Doughty
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John Onderick

Tiaan Joubert
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Dylan Preston

Dylan Preston
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Crazy, read about it this morning

Tiaan Joubert
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It is sad…

Carl Hoppe
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Had to make it clear that she’s still legally married to him- I reckon she’s looking to cash in.

Venus Factor Weight Loss
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I agree

Scott Jacobsen
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Well if they divorced she would have cashed in anyways.

Corey Webb
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Very sad, RIP

Alexis Rodriguez
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Rip.

Venus Factor Weight Loss
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Thanks for the info

Bobby Kesterson
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RIP

John Laino
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Craig Eyerick
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Do you think the deaths of these two athletes and I say that tongue in cheek mean a damn thing in the overall scheme. Bodybuilding is dead. These two reflect the state of it

Idy M Waters
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