Former Mr. California, Rich Piana has died after medics found him unresponsive inside his Florida home earlier this month. He was 46.
Piana suffered a cardiac arrest at home on Monday, Aug. 7, according to published reports.
The popular bodybuilder was transported to a local hospital and placed in a medically induced coma to decrease the swelling on his brain from seizure activity.
Officers who responded to his girlfriend's 911 call found multiple vials of the male hormone Testosterone as well as 20 bottles of anabolic steroid supplements that contain Testosterone and other androgens to build muscle mass quickly.
Police also reportedly found white powder on a table in the home.
It is reported that Piana suffered a cardiac arrest as a result of a drug overdose.
In a video he posted last year, Piana advised his fans to eat more food and avoid steroidal supplements. "Food is where it's at. F-ck the supplements. Don't waste your money. Buy food first," he said.
But he also admitted using steroids to maintain his award winning physique.
"If you have the choice to do steroids or stay natural, stay natural. There's no reason to do steroids, you're only hurting your body and hurting yourself,' Piana said.
'But if you want to become a professional bodybuilder, guess what? You're probably going to have to f***ing do them, you're not going to have a choice. That's the boat I was in.