Reports of the death of celebrity bodybuilder Rich Piana have been circulating online.
The 46-year-old, who openly acknowledged abusing anabolic steroids to attain his massive physique, was found unresponsive and transported to hospital on 10 August. Piana was placed in a medically induced coma.
Piana, not shy of flaunting his life of excess, became an internet sensation with his regular social media posts, insane workouts and supplement business.
On Friday Pro bodybuilder and fellow star in Generation Iron 2 Calum von Moger posted on his Instagram account “A big man with a big heart – RIP Rich Piana. This has been a sad week for the fitness world. Reminds us life is short. Life is precious. Enjoy each moment as if it could be your last. Sending prayers to his family and loved ones.”
Von Moger was referring to the passing of IFBB Pro bodybuilder Dallas McCarver earlier in the week.