A rumor has now been confirmed to be true.

UPDATE: While the death of Rich Piana remains inconclusive, it appears that the reports of Rich Piana snorting pre-workout are true. While many were unsure of what the white powder found in his home truly was, the autopsy report has confirmed that Rich Piana had snorted the pre-workout substance and was found in his system prior to his death. TMZ Sports confirmed the findings. Chanel Jansen had stated to the public that Rich Piana wasn’t using illicit substances and it appears her words were indeed truthful.

Florida’s District Six Medical Examiner has completed Rich Piana’s autopsy – which can be read in full detail through MuckRock right here. The most in depth aspect of the report seems to concern his lungs – whih were filled with fluid and swollen. Below are the key elements of what the report reveals:

  • An enlarged heart from “significant heart disease”
  • mild coronary atherosclerosis
  • fatty liver
  • congested thyroid
  • congested and discolored kidneys
  • ischemic brain tissue and brain swelling
  • ascites (accumulation of protein-containing fluid in the abdomen)

Ultimately the cause of death was never given or made clear through the report. Especially since no toxicology tests were administered. It seems that the hospital discarded the specimens despite requests that they be retained.

In the end this won’t answer any major questions other than the fact that Rich Piana had some serious health issues that lead to his death. Whether this was due to drug use specifically cannot be clearly proven.

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    • No shit. She also said they brought him out of the coma and he was doing well but they wanted to put him back i in a coma so his brain could heal more what the f*** that’s the dumbest f****** s*** I’ve ever heard. Yeah I work as a respiratory therapist and oversee ventilator care absolutely the dumbest s*** I’ve ever heard this whole thing is b*******actually I’m tired of f****** hearng about it gets more insulting by the day

    • I thibk I can shed some light on this because I know someone who knew him well. He was doing insulin. His blood sugar dropped super low and that’s when he passed out and cracked his head on the bathroom counter causing an aneurysm.

      • Seriously bro don’t go there! He sponsors more black and Hispanic athletes then any other company on the planet..! Talk what you know and keep it real all jokes aside!

        • Except for Nike, Adidas, Reebok, and all the beer companies that sponser all the black players of the NFL, NBA etc etc, then if you want to look at Hispanic statistics I’m sure looking at soccer sponser stats would be similar… for him to have “more black and Hispanic athletes than any company on the planet” He would have to be a lot more diversified than just the small little niche of bodybuilding

    • Rich was as educated as any intelligent steroid abuser with an agenda and large, self made sizable budget. He was an extremist with an addictive personality…it was only a matter of time … Rich lived they way he wanted to on HIS terms …. period

  1. Some people are just fucking pathetic…..nothing can bring him back….he lived his life……fucking idiots always judging …..pointing fingers…..if you cant say something positive …..just go and gossip somewhere else………

  2. If your going to whine and bitch about Rich Piana’s lifestyle you should at least look like you’ve seen the inside of a gym instead of a fuckin donut factory.
    Have some respect for the man’s family and let the man rest in peace

  3. This is nothing but clickbait and you should be disgusted with yourself to use a dead man’s name to get clicks. There was 0 new information in the article and the headline is a flat out lie. F*ck you Generation Iron

  4. No toxicology done so nothing will ever be proven. The fact that the medics administered Narcan is the only evidence available to what he may (or may not) have snorted.

  5. Well, I knew Rich and I have the confirmed inside story. He knew he was supposed to eat clean but he loved eating dirty, he knew that if he just snorted some Ajax that would clean things up. Because remember now he knows what the f*** he’s doing.

  6. Please let Rich rest in peace goddamit ! Rich lived his life how He wanted to! People need to get a fucking life and let Rich RIP for his family.sake and for his millions of fans btw who doesnt have a dark past ! Leave Rich alone and your negative comments

  7. It’s a shame that a person passes away and all this bull shit is thrown around it doesn’t matter how he passed now /none of us kno the real truth so how about a god bless to him and his family

  8. Most of the findings on the autopsy report was caused by him being in a coma for 18 days (hence fluid on the lungs etc etc .. his organs were shutting down and he was suffering from septicemia because of that which killed him in the end ) this was such a crap and uninformed article it’s actually shocking . Generation Iron is becoming a click bait page lately.. anything for views

  9. I read the report…NOWHERE in that document does it sayanything about toxicology results. Unless TMZ Sports was there when he collapsed, there is no way to know if he was sorting pre-workout powder, coke, or any other fucking thing!! This is how lawsuits are formed!! Now all the bullshit starts…

  10. MISS HIM I GOTTA RESPECT HIM CUZ OF MY WORKOUT IN I GOTTA SAY PEOPLE JUDGE ME TO YO TO THE TROLLS LET IT GO U HATE HIM WHEN HE WAS ALIVE IN NOW U HATE HIM WHEN HIS DEAD GET OVER IT MOVE ON LIFE UR SKINNY TOOTHPICK LIFE U HATERS

  11. Oh fuck off he made bad mistakes,lets go back the the bob paris,mohammed el wakaway,francis benfatto,lee labrada tom platz berry de may ,gary strydom ,the proper days when colombu was strong as fuck

  12. If dere culd be any link with the preworkout snorting and death ..at most it could be that caffeine caused tachycardia and arrythmia in a enlarged compensated heart which precipitated to heart failure

  13. Something he may have been doing (recreational substance, or snorting this shit) most likely triggered his body to finally just shut down. Autopsy report is out, he had fucking ruined his body, and yes steroids are to blame and probably account for the majority of his health issues. Sorry everyone, but you can’t live long megadosing every single compound you like- let alone the extreme stress added to your internal organs from weighing 300+ pounds.

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