The tragic passing of Rich Piana in 2017 devastated the fitness community as he was a truly larger than life figure who inspired and motivated so many people to strive for the best version of themselves. He was real and told it how it was which is a reason he was so beloved by fans around the world.
And although it has been more than two years since he passed away, it’s still very hard to forget about how big of an impact he had on many lives. Well, bodybuilder and actor Martyn Ford who’s known for being a giant at 6’8, recently took to Instagram with a picture of him and Rich Piana to accompany a heartfelt message about the icon who inspired him in many ways.
Read it below…
“Sometimes only a few really understand. One of the realist and nicest guys I’ve ever been around. His charism and charm was far bigger than his muscles. That is something that made Rich very unique, genuine and humble. If I have taken anything from my time with Rich, it’s to make sure you stay true to yourself, unique and proud.
Memories that will last a life time, what’s ironic is the true 5% ers are still doing everything that Rich spoke about, in one way or another, being all you can and never giving up on that dream, no matter what it may be. You don’t need to purchase a supplement, wear clothing or have a tattoo to be a 5%er, it’s all about how you live your life and the energy you put into it daily that makes you one. Amazing memories of a great time #5% #fitness #richpiana”
Ford definitely isn’t the only one to express how amazing a person Rich Piana was but they all say essentially the same thing about him. But there were many speculations about what likely caused his death, from foul play to his then-girlfriend Chanel as someone in question.
But Chanel recently explained the truth about Rich Piana’s death in December of last year in an interview of which she said he used a lot of ‘gear’ and it was known that he had a few health conditions. Although, her explanation may still not have detailed the entire story.
Anyway, this was a very touching act from Martyn Ford to pay tribute to his friend in a post and he knows Rich Piana would be proud of him and his recent accomplishments. The English bodybuilder and actor got married last year and he recently announced that he was cast in the upcoming movie Fast and Furious 9 which was really big news for him.
But we’re sure there will be more announcements from Martyn Ford aka ‘The Nightmare’ as he progresses in his career.