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

Zarko Ilievski
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R.I.P.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

Corey Webb
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Very sad, RIP

Albert Rodriguez
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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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Tim Waters