WATCH: Rich Piana’s Girlfriend Tells How Rich Died And Clears Up The Rumors

Rich Piana & Chanel Jansen

How did Rich Piana Die?

Chanel Jansen has spoken out about the final moments before Rich Piana lost consciousness. It was an absolute shock to everyone in the bodybuilding industry.

The heartbroken Chanel Jansen has described for the first time how the tragic bodybuilding superstar collapsed in her arms.

Rich Piana died three weeks later in hospital after failing to regain consciousness

Chanel shared a video on Piana’s YouTube channel in which she “clears up rumors” about the 46-year-old’s final days.

In a tear-jerking video, she shared a detailed description of the moment the Piana collapsed as she trimmed his hair in their home’s bathroom.

“[Rich] said ‘I want you to cut my hair’.

“He leaned forward and I thought he was stretching his neck so I could cut the back of his neck.
“All of a sudden he started to fall back to me. I said ‘baby are you OK?’

“[It was] ten minutes before paramedics arrived. When they came in they said he was unresponsive.

“They took him into the living room and worked on him for 20 minutes. They de-fibbed him to get him back and took him to hospital in an ambulance.”

Watch the video:

Chanel also set the record straight about the “white powder” reportedly found in Rich’s house. Jansen said that it was only a pre-workout substance that Piana used to snort — not cocaine. And the fact that 20 bottles of steroids were found in Piana’s home was not unusual for the bodybuilder who was so open about his steroid use. Jansen said those 20 bottles might have lasted Rich all year.

Chanel Jansen

Chanel cried when she spoke of holding Rich’s hand near the moment that he died and how she told the nurses to let her know when he was leaving this Earth.

R.I.P

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317 Comments on "WATCH: Rich Piana’s Girlfriend Tells How Rich Died And Clears Up The Rumors"

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Jake Giordano
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Eric Mico

Josh Jett
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Jon Flight

Mosher Tyler
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Manny Capps

Ingo Scheinpflug
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So Sad

Eric Diggs
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Dona Griffin

Nicolae Laurentiu
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snorting pre-workout? yea right

Anthony Truong
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Gotta confuse the masses, right babe?

Anthony Truong
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I mean, honestly that seems like sth Rich would do

Dritan Prekadini
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I know a few guys that do that, even tried it myself a couple of times..

Seth Lewis
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I’ve used cocaine as pre workout myself.

Terrence Pursley
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Stop trolling

Nick Youngblood
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Time to grow up people.

Seth Lewis
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Show me on the doll where the comments touched you.

Marcin Regulski
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You dumb fucks, god damn haters.

Scott Fredieu
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Buddy mine literally snorted a line of nerocore grape pre work out was litt… but was plagued with a headache soooooo

Marco Viskraam
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Marcin Regulski You god damn cry baby :’)

Marco Viskraam
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Lars Huijben check dit ^^

Daniel McLaughlin
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The pre was only 5% coke

Terrence Pursley
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How much of a pussy ass bitch you gotta be to troll a dead guy?

Jae Guerra
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For reals just be honest now lol who snorts pre-workout? And if they do they clearly do or use to do coke.

Miyako Katoh
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Seth Lewis LMAO Your comments

Taylor Malson
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It’s really none of our business what rich put in HIS body. It’s not ours it doesn’t belong to us so he can do as he pleased. But I won’t put up with a liar I believe he snorted cocaine because his last video he dropped 40lb in six weeks while heading to 240lb over all.

Henk Killman
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I butt chug my pre workout!

Josh Coy
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Roy Mouton
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Poor girl , at least she was adult enough not to bring up what Sara said , my heart goes out to you Chanel

Christopher Williams
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Doesn’t state the medical reason why he died does it?

Nicolae Laurentiu
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snorting pre-workout overdose

Christopher Williams
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Who the fuck snorts pre workout? Is that a thing? Or was it cocaine induced heart attack?

Billy Bob
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Snorting pre-workout for a photo shoot or haircut, idk.

Corey Webb
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Very sad

Jason Burt
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Has 20 bottles of gear in his house which his partner says will last him the whole year. Rich’s cycle that he posts online would be more than 20 bottles.

Jason Burt
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Maybe his Months supply.

Cag Krutz
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oh no the racist is dead. one down, many to go

Mark Fredrikson
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Lmao stfu troll

Cag Krutz
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Mark Fredrikson not a troll. just not a piece of shit like rich piana was. sorry nazi boy

Syed Naseruddin
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The man dead and gone and you call him a racist? What is your problem?

Brett Jessen
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Christopher Massie apparently the powdery substance they found was just preworkout he snorted……….

Justen Shackelford
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Feel bad for her, and I’m gonna miss all of Rich’s videos. He was by far my favorite YouTube channel. But her story is extremely unlikely unfortunately. Something else was going on. RIP rich!!!

Gustavo Pacho López-Machado
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Snorting pre workout powder is this real?

Marcin Regulski
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Why not?

Michael Cornacchione
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Poor girl. Took a lot of guts to speak up like she did.

Spyros Kouroubelo
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it doesn’t matter from what reason he died. does it? Piana admitted that he was an anabolic steroid user for more than 20 years. also to maintain his size he should take a lot . he admittted the use of GH for years and in one of his videos he conserned about his heart that could be at least double size and he seems in that video that was true. heart failure, liver damage, insulin comma and diuretics are main reason for death abusing them.. so i cant really understand people questions from what he died. a person who is… Read more »
Shawn Connolly
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Feel so bad for this poor girl…talking from the heart and reliving that moment in her head over and over and over again.

Kyle Kirby
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Chase Gibson

Chase Gibson
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Already seen it geez👌

Kyle Kirby
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Oh ok mate 👊🏾👍

Chase Warren
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Mathew Diamond

Landon Hickman
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Aaron Wilkins
Jonathon Tabor

Jared Spears
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Nick Dailey

Artur Zaczkowski
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This is soooo sad 🙁 god bless!

Tyrell Gatacre
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Massimo Di Cicco gotta watch this bro

Adam Warwick
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Scott Davidson

Jimmy Rahm
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She is a fighter, i feel so sad for her right now. It dont care what rich udde or not he was i human like all of us with family so he Should be treated with respect

Jimmy Paskoules
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Cheyenne Paskoules

TomTom Gallier
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Sammi Gallier

Jonathan Tremblay
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Billy Gaudreault

Mark Pena
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Love Rich P. condolences from our family to yours. People stop hatin on the man. The man was awesome an did great things with his life and had a great physique. The average guy wishes he could look like that but instead they place judgment on others. Stop the hate. RIP Rich.

Jason Paull
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Sorry, no disrespect to Rich but the average person does not want to look like him. The average person sees steroids, drugs, etc etc etc, not something achievable naturally.

Mark Pena
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Read carefully dude I said
“wishes” an what do you think your buying at supplement stores all that stuff isn’t” natural either.

Will Campbell
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Mate I for one do not wish I looked like that or had that physique at all guys like that look fucking terrible shit got to be a roid head to want to look like that

Justin Bencosme
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Neither is true, but condolences. Unfortunately in that business, it’s hard to maintain physically, not just mentally.

Erol Molnar
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Felt so sorry to hear this happen.. Very sad

Mike Nelson
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Nobody wanted to look like Piana, except Piana. That’s just decades of steroids abuse and it finally caught up to him. Now yeah he have an impact on the sport, but the average person didn’t want to look like him.

Max Raym
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Snorting pre !? Animal. Megan Beth Johnny Nagy

Howard Jones
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Reece Jones

Oliver Taylor Bowen
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Alexandra Richards see if you can watch this without crying, I came close

David Thomlyn
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Rich was and always will be a legend

Martin Peters
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RIP beast!

Tommy Angelo Rea
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Amy Rea

Thijs Bruinsma
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Jeroen Nicol

Remco van Eijden
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Staat op YouTube rich piana zen kanaal

Thijs Bruinsma
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Ja hier ook toch

Remco van Eijden
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Oke

Massimo Di Cicco
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Thats terrible. Poor woman

Francis Boudriau
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Eric Desjardins

Ryan Konishi
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Snorted pre-workout powder…

Karmen Mirzakhanyan
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I would have rather she just asked for privacy then give that bogus explanation. Snorted pre workout? 20 bottles of steroids from A YEAR AGO? That dude was going through 20 bottles every other day. My heart goes out to the family and rest in peace but that was anything BUT “clearing things up”.

Eric Matthews
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I know!! Talk about the honesty of rich then pull this..

Karmen Mirzakhanyan
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Right!

Thomas Crim
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Agreed. Snorted “Pre-workout” 😂 You can even tell she was lying in the video. Rich was an awesome dude. Much respect for him and he will be missed.

Mike Strutz
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Karmen, it’s all speculation and you obviously no nothing about PED’s – “20 bottles every other day”? Lol. The pre workout explanation was a stretch but 20 bottles of gear lasting a year is very believable. You’re ignorant so you’re attributing his arm size to gear – I don’t expect anything less because you don’t know any better. The only thing that was freakishly large on Rich was his arms – his chest was implanted or oil, same with arms. You can use very moderate doses of PED’s and look like that. The man ate like a horse. Ignorance will… Read more »
Karmen Mirzakhanyan
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Mike Strutz I know more than you think so kick rocks please. Obviously I didn’t mean literally every other day but then your too dumb to pick up on it. He had his cycle listed on his website as to everything he was taking so fuck off with your “ignorant” comment. You don’t know a thing about me or what I know. So once again sir, shut the fuck up with your asshole comment.

Karmen Mirzakhanyan
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Nothing about that man was moderate.

Matt Sims
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Mike Strutz exactly!!! People just don’t know.

Mike Strutz
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Karmen Mirzakhanyan So now you’re an expert on what PED’s he took and his doses?

Mike Strutz
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Karmen Mirzakhanyan and no one gives a shit what “you would have rather” her said.. lol

Your fb consists of taking pics of your tits and ass for attention – you’re what’s wrong with the industry – not Rich. You’re on here judging what he did or didn’t do, have you seen yourself? You broadcast your self as a warehouse of jerk off pics for random guys, lol!

Chris Blok
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20 bottles x 10 ml = 200ml, avarage concentration is 200mg/ml. 200×200= 40.000 mg aka 400gr. So yea, it is just stock for a year… think before you make stupid assumptions. And for your knowledge, Rich was a major distributor in California and even out of California. Why the fuck you think he was so rich

Christian Reeder
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Mike is right. Karmen you have no idea what you’re talking about

Karmen Mirzakhanyan
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All I fuckin said was she cleared up nothing. And he himself always said he will be surprised if he makes it to 50 years old due to his use of all the shit. I’m not as clueless about steroids, tests, GH, insulin, peptides, and etc as you boys would like to think. Jesus fuckin Christ.

Ville Hassuklovni Lehtinen
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I done snorted preworkout. Didnt like it, but it did kinda kick hard… It does sound a bit scetchy though to constantly do it. I guess the police report will tell what it was.
What comes to 20 vials of 10millilitres of roids, that shit lasts easily a year…

Jim Kotantonis
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Mike Strutz agreed!

Frankie Altomare
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No one should have to go throw pain of lossing a loved on esp at a young age people really need to chill with the shitting remarks she lost her husband.

Sven Espie Temmerman
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The legacy will continue

Joseph Colvin
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Rich is the reason why I have big forearms now:(

RIP brother

Calvin Erwig
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Danny Ammerlaan

Luke Tabor
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Harrison Coker

Ash Ian Ashburne
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Doesn’t mater how he died, 46 is to young to die

Paul Goddard
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Followed him since he did Bigger by the day on YouTube.
He seemed to stop that suddenly, surprised he lasted this long to be fair.

Ash Ian Ashburne
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Paul Goddard he was on his way down from 315lbs to 240lbs to be healthier Due to his weight to age ratio

Paul Goddard
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Ash Ian Ashburne I know mate. I think that decision was made cos he was ill though.

Simon Power
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Isaac Davis

Aiden James Kernahan
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Daniel Jon must of been hard for her pretty sad man

Luke Dough Boy Rogers
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I think no matter what sport your part of he was a cool bloke and true !

Daniel Jon
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You know couldn’t have been easy

Jemell Clark
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Who snorts pre workout

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