Rich Piana Health UPDATE

Rich Piana passed away

Rich Piana has passed away at the age of 46 after being over two weeks in a induced medical coma.

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It has been reported last week that Rich Piana was already brain dead and had machines keeping him alive.

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

According to Dave Palumbo, Rich Piana suffered a heart attack, fell to the ground and hit his head. With the lack of oxygen going to his brain, they put Rich on a medically induced coma.

Rich was making progress this week as he started breathing on his own, but the breathing started to deteriorate and he was put back on the ventilator.

In other related stories, Piana’s so called ex-wife has picked the day of his passing to say that she is still legally married to him.

Read more: Me and Rich Piana still legally married – Sarah ‘Piana’ Heimis

Confirmation of Rich Piana’s death from 5% Nutrition:

Legendary bodybuilder Rich Piana, whose relentless dedication to the sport and support of the bodybuilding community, died August 25, 2017. He was 46 years old.

Known for his willingness to do whatever it takes, Rich Piana began his journey in bodybuilding at the young age of 11, competing in his first event at 15. Over the past 10 years, a community of over 1 million people have followed Rich on his social media and YouTube journey to becoming the best he could possibly be.

Honesty, openness, and total support for his community is only part of what catapulted his stardom. Signature mantras such as “If you Love It, KILL IT” and “Being a 5%ER is all about doing Whatever It Takes!” is the mentality that he not only followed himself but also wanted to instill in the 5% Nation. To his loving fans, he will always be remembered as someone they could trust, count on and look up to. He will be remembered as a friend.

Rich’s legacy will continue to inspire the bodybuilding community for years to come as someone who sacrificed whatever it took to achieve his goals and inspired others to do the same. Even in his passing, the 5% Lifestyle will live on and the seed he has planted in so many of us will continue to grow: to be that 5% that strives for and achieves every single goal that’s set.

More on this story as news comes in.

Rich Piana passed away