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#370925 - 5th Dec 2009 1:58pm WWE Umanga dead at 36
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After a heart wrenching day for the family, as well as the fans, of Eddie "Umaga" Fatu, it has been confirmed that the former WWE Superstar has passed away at the age of 36 in his hospital bed in Houston, TX.

Edward Fatu was born on March 28, 1973 in Samoa. Eddie was a proud Samoan wrestler who was related to some of the greatest Samoan wrestlers of all time as a part of the famed Anoa'oi family. Eddie's mother, Vera, was the sister of the Hall of Fame team of Afa & Sika; The Wild Samoans. Eddie's two brothers are Sam "Tamu" Fatu and Solofa "Rikishi" Fatu, Jr. Eddie was also a cousin of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. Eddie also had relation to Rodney "Yokozuna" Anoa'i and Matt "Rosey" Anoa'i, among others.

After training in the Wild Samoan Pro Wrestling Training Center, Eddie would hone his wrestling craft throughout various independent companies before making his debut on WWE television in 2002 as Jamal in the tag team, 3 Minute Warning, with his cousin, Rosey (Matt Anoa'i). Eddie's first WWE stint would conclude in 2003 after allegedly getting involved in a bar fight.

After his WWE release, Eddie briefly joined TNA under the ring name Ekmo before leaving the company the same year in order to compete in Japan.

After wrestling for All Japan Pro Wrestling and briefly competing in Hawaii Championship Wrestling, Eddie would be re-signed to a WWE contract in December of 2005 and was expected to return to television the same way he left it, as one-half of 3 Minute Warning. However, Matt "Rosey" Anoa'i" was released from his contract before that could happen.

Eddie debuted under his new gimmick, Umaga, on the April 3, 2006 edition of RAW by attacking Ric Flair. The Umaga character was accompanied by Armando Alejandro Estrada. Umaga would remain undefeated in the WWE until January 7, 2007 at the New Year's Revolution pay-per-view where he was defeated by WWE Champion John Cena.

At WrestleMania 23 that same year, Umaga would be the "representative" of Mr. McMahon in a losing effort to Bobby Lashley, who represented Donald Trump.

Shortly after WrestleMania, Eddie would earn his first championship in the WWE when he defeated Jeff Hardy for the Intercontinental Championship. He would lose the championship in controversial fashion to Santino Marella later in the year before winning the title a second time on July 2, 2007.

Eddie would drop the title to Jeff Hardy on September 3, 2007 after Eddie was named in a steroid scandal that resulted in the suspension of ten WWE Superstars. Eddie would return after his 30-day suspension from the company.

In June of 2008, Umaga was drafted to SmackDown in the WWE Draft and entered a brief feud with Mr. Kennedy before Eddie suffered a torn PCL on August 2.

Eddie would return to the WWE on January 30, 2009 and would resume his feud with Triple H before entering a feud with CM Punk that led to a Samoan Strap Match at Extreme Rules, which would be the last match Eddie would have in the WWE.

After violating the WWE Wellness Policy for a second time and refusing to attend a drug rehabilitation facility, Eddie was released from his WWE contract on June 11, 2009.

Eddie would ultimately join Hulk Hogan on his tour of Australia; a tour that Eddie returned from on December 2 (Wednesday).

On December 3 (Thursday) at Eddie's home in Spring, TX, Eddie's wife found him with blood coming out of his nose and mouth just a few hours after Eddie fell asleep watching television. Eddie was rushed to a local hospital in Houston, TX and it was determined Eddie had suffered a heart attack as a result of abusing prescription drugs.

Eddie was placed in the ICU (Intensive Care Unit) and remained there for most of December 4 (Friday). In the late afternoon on Friday, it was decided that Eddie's life support would be unplugged and, after suffering a second heart attack, Eddie passed away and was declared deceased at 6PM EST. Eddie was 36 years old.

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#370949 - 5th Dec 2009 4:59pm Re: WWE Umanga dead at 36 [Re: ]
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WOW!!! mad another one from WWE..

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#370972 - 5th Dec 2009 8:15pm Re: WWE Umanga dead at 36 [Re: ]
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gutted died so young R.I.P
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#370980 - 5th Dec 2009 9:28pm Re: WWE Umanga dead at 36 [Re: TRANCENTRAL]
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I think obama needs to address the prescription drug problem in the usa. too many deaths of people thru use of 'legal' drugs. which leads me onto that new drug available online and legal in the uk, sold as plantfood-caused one fella to rip his own scrotum off, he was deluded and thought ants were attaking his balls. scary stuff
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#371034 - 6th Dec 2009 6:40am Re: WWE Umanga dead at 36 [Re: RUDEBOX]
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wow, Ants in his pants poor guy?
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#371113 - 6th Dec 2009 2:33pm Re: WWE Umanga dead at 36 [Re: kimpri]
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I believe thats the second to die this year from WWE. Early in the year Andrew "Test" Martin was found dead in his appartment. It is a serious issue. Watch out for "Mr. Kennedy" (who was also fired from WWE for the same reason as Umanaga) to be the next casualty from steroids. He's also popping them in like tic-tacs.

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#371242 - 6th Dec 2009 9:10pm Re: WWE Umanga dead at 36 [Re: ]
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In the last ten years many WWF/WWE wrestlers have died. Some died from natural causes but most had came to an early death as a result of the business theyíre in. Itís a shame that so many have died in the name of entertainment and are now forgotten about.

JYD Picture

The Junk Yard Dog:

Sylvester Ritter died on the 2nd June 1998 after falling asleep at the wheel of his car and crashing in to a tree on the way back from his daughters graduation ceremony.

At the time of his death he was45 years old.

Richard Rood

Ravishing Rick Rude:

Richard Rood died on 20th April 1999 from an accidental drug overdose of mixed medications which caused his heart to fail. In 1994 he admitted to taking anabolic steroids to built muscle mass and relive joint pain.

At the time of his death he was 40 years old.

Owen Heart

Owen Heart:

Owen Heart died on the 23rd May 1999 in front of a live crowd after his ring entrance went disastrously wrong. He was supposed to descent from the rafters of the arena to the ring as part of his Blue Blazer gimmick but the harness he was wearing released early causing him to fall 78 feet and he landed chest first on the ring ropes.

At the time of his death he was 34 years old.

Gorrila MonsoonGorilla Monsoon:

Robert James Marella died on the 6th October 1999 from heart failure brought on by complications with diabetes.

At the time of his death he was 62 years old.

Yokozuna - Rodney AnoiaYokozuna:

Rodney Anoia died from fluid in his lungs on the 23rd October 2000. Itís been widely reported that he died from a heart attack or heart failure.

At the time of his death he was 34 years old.

British Bulldog - David Smith

British Bulldog Davey Boy Smith:

David Smith died on the 18th May 2002 from a heart attack. Itís been reported that his past use of steroids played a part in his death.

At the time of his death he was 39 years old.

Mr Perfect - Curt HenningMr. Perfect:

Curt Henning died on the 10th February 2003 from a cocaine overdose. Curts father said that a lethal combination of steroids and pain killers also contributed to his death.

At the time of his death he was 44 years old.

Miss Elizabeth - Elizabeth HuletteMiss Elizabeth:

Elizabeth Hulette died on the 1st May 2003 from a drug overdose. She was at the home of Lex Lugar the night she died. Lex was later charged with 14 drug possession counts.

At the time of her death she was 42 years old.

Classy Freddie Blassie - Fred BlassieClassy Freddie Blassie:

Fred Blassie died on the 2nd June 2003 from heart failure.

At the time of his death he was 85 years old.

Hawk - Michael HegstrandLegion Of Doom Hawk:

Michael Hegstrand died on the 19th October 2003 in his sleep from a heart attack. He was moving in to a new house with his wife when he felt tired and took a nap. A few hours later when his wife checked on him he was dead.

At the time of his death he was 45 years old.

Crash Holly - Michael LockwoodCrash Holly:

Michael Lockwood died on the 6th November 2003 from choking on his own vomit or a drug overdose. He was found face down in a pool of vomit and blood at fellow wrestler Steven Richards house with an empty bottle of Carisoprodol lying next to him. Itís believed that he overdosed on over 90 of the pills.

At the time of his death he was 32 years old.

Jack TunneyFormer WWF president Jack Tunney:

Jack Tunney died on the 24th January 2004 from a heart attack. Itís interesting to note that no one from the WWE was at his funeral.

At the time of his death he was 69 years old.

Hercules - Hercules HernandezHercules:

Hercules Hernandes died on the 6th March 2004 in his sleep. The cause of his death is believed to be a heart attack.

At the time of his death he was 46 years old.

Big Boss Man - Ray TraylorThe Big Boss Man:

Ray Traylor died on the 22nd September 2004.The official cause of his death has never been disclosed but itís been said that he died from a massive heart attack.

At the time of his death he was 41 years old.

Skip - Chris CandidoThe Body Donnas Skip:

Chris Candido died on the 28th April 2005 from complications after he had surgery to repair his broken ankle. A few days after the surgery he suffered a blood clot which killed him.

At the time of his death he was 33 years old.

Lord Alfred Hayes - Alfred HayesLord Alfred Hayes:

Alfred Hayes died on the 21st July 2005 after suffering a series of strokes.

At the time of his death he was 76 years old.

Eddie GuerreroEddie Guerrero:

Eddie Guerrero died on the 13th November 2005 of heart failure. He had trouble in his life with drug and alcohol addictions, and although he had been clean for years before he died his past excesses were a contributing factor in his death.

At the time of his death he was 38 years old.

Earthquake - John TentaEarthquake:

John Tenta died on the 7th June 2006 from cancer. He had bladder cancer and underwent chemotherapy but it didnít go as hoped and the cancer spread to his lungs.

At the time of his death he was 42 years old.

Bam Bam Bigelow - Scott BigelowBam Bam Bigelow:

Scott Bigelow died on the 19th January 2007 from a drug overdose. The autopsy found toxic levels of cocaine and benzodiazepine in his body.

At the time of his death he was 45 years old.

Bad News Brown - Allen CoageBad News Brown:

Allen Coage died on the 6th March 2007 of a heart attack. He was rushed to hospital complaining of chest pains.

At the time of his death he was 63 years old.

Sensational Queen Sherri - Sherri MartellSensational Queen Sherri:

Sherri Martel died on the 15th June 2007 from a drug overdose. Apparently the autopsy said there were more than a couple of drugs found in her system including hill billy cocaine.

At the time of her death she was 49 years old.

Chris BenoitChris Benoit:

Chris Benoit died on the 24th June 2007 by committing suicide. He hung himself after murdering his wife and son! Itís thought that he killed his wife and son on either Friday or Saturday then killed himself on Monday. An autopsy showed that Benoit had xanax, hydrocodone and an elevated level of testostrone in his system.

At the time of his death he was 40 years old.

Crush - Brian AdamsDemolition Crush:

Brian Adams died on the 13th August 2007 from a suspected drug overdose. Itís not proven that he died from an overdose but all reports suggest thatís the most probable cause.

At the time of his death he was 44 years old.

Fabulous Moolah - Lillian EllisonFabulous Moolah:

Lillian Ellison died on the 3rd November 2007 from complications after she had shoulder surgery.

At the time of her death she was 84 years old.
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#371243 - 6th Dec 2009 9:17pm Re: WWE Umanga dead at 36 [Re: kimpri]
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^whoah! Shocking stats ^
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#371244 - 6th Dec 2009 9:26pm Re: WWE Umanga dead at 36 [Re: kimpri]
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you see a pattern think
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#371247 - 6th Dec 2009 9:37pm Re: WWE Umanga dead at 36 [Re: TRANCENTRAL]
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ye if they didn't die from drugs,
They died from hart attacks?
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#371248 - 6th Dec 2009 9:40pm Re: WWE Umanga dead at 36 [Re: kimpri]
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top find bud nice one! thumbsup
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#371289 - 6th Dec 2009 11:45pm Re: WWE Umanga dead at 36 [Re: TRANCENTRAL]
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And in another story, some homeless dreg died from a heroin overdose.
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#371318 - 7th Dec 2009 9:13am Re: WWE Umanga dead at 36 [Re: DavidB]
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36? *gulp* omg
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#371326 - 7th Dec 2009 10:28am Re: WWE Umanga dead at 36 [Re: ]
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I remember watching WWF in the 80's and 90's and remember alot of stuff regarding drug use surrounding Hulk Hogan and the Ultimate Warrior. I thought they introduced pretty stringent rules back then - obviously not. There is TNA wrestling on sky and when you see the size of some of the guys on there it is no suprise that steroids are always being mentioned in the business.

On a lighter note, did anyone watch the piss take of WWF on South Park? it is a soap opera now-a-days.
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