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WWE:

Umaga Has Died

12/4/2009 6:45 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

WWE: Umaga Has DiedA rep from the WWE tells TMZ their former superstar wrestler Umaga has died.

Umaga, whose real name was Eddie Fatu, was 36 years old.

The WWE has released a statement on their website saying, "The WWE would like to express its deepest condolences to Mr. Fatu's family, friends and fans on his tragic passing."

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Kevin    

that really is a shame. he was a young man

WWE tried to get him to go to rehab this June, but he refused and was subsequently fired from WWE

hopefully this will encourage more people to seek the help that they need

1753 days ago
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dee    

RIP Eddie. My prayers and thoughts are with his family.

1753 days ago
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J    

a damn shame what happened to him, RIP Eddie. You'll be missed

1753 days ago
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Brett Hayman    

okay guys here are the details: Eddie "umaga" Fatu died in the hospital after suffering a second heart attack while in hospital, he was on life support the entire afternoon and it was his family decision to take him off life support at 6pm eastern time umaga was pronounced dead. this unfortunetly is a very sad story and not one that should be a reflective of steriods as he was suspended from the wwe for marijuana violations and he refused to go to have to rehab his name has not come up on any steriods list in the past except the phil austin saga but apparently the way it all went down as that Umaga wife found him asleep in a chair and blood was coming out of his nose this is all the info i have right now more to come.

1753 days ago
5.

courtney    

RIP..

1753 days ago
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rusty    

from what i'm told he died of multiple heart attacks

1753 days ago
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to little    

Kevin your a idiot, If wwe was going after drug abuse in the organization and firing those who violated the policy there would be no fake wrestling organization.

Yet another loser falls from steroids and drug abuse. Who is next?

1753 days ago
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smithyairmax    

R.I.P eddie one the best who was over looked!

1753 days ago
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Peter    

Eddie is a cousin Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. RIP EDDIE!!

1753 days ago
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131313    

1753 days ago
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Daniel    

Kevin actually ISN'T an idiot. WWE conducts random drug tests, with a "3 strikes and you're out" policy. Umaga failed his 2nd test earlier this year, for prescription drug abuse, and was therefore required to go to rehab in order to keep his job. He refused, so WWE fired him.

1753 days ago
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Christy    

Deepest condolences to all of Umaga's family, friends, peers and fans. He was a heck of a character and played the "Samoan Bulldozer" so well. I was very impressed by him and he entertained me greatly. I'm going miss him so much, he had so much lefted to do. Prayers will be said tonight and I hope they help all who just loved Eddie so much. God Bless!

Gone Too Soon!

1752 days ago
13.

Angie    

RIP Umaga, you'll be missed.

Haters, shut it!

1752 days ago
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markko    

Steroids cause heart attacks in young men, you know.

1752 days ago
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Jon    

@to little - "Kevin your a idiot, If wwe was going after drug abuse in the organization and firing those who violated the policy there would be no fake wrestling organization. Yet another loser falls from steroids and drug abuse. Who is next?"

It's very classy of you to call someone a "loser" for dieing a painful death. That determines how much credibility YOU have *rools eyes*. If you knew your facts rather than base your knowledge from assumptions and unreliable sources who are not close to the wrestling industry, you would know there is an actual wellness policy since the death of Chris Benoit. How does pro wrestling being staged entertainment determine there is no wellness policy? What credibility do YOU have? What would you know? Better yet, why does your opinion matter? Why should we listen to you if your information isn't credible?

Eddie Fatu had a good reputation in the WWE. Many looked up to him behind the scenes and he had many friends in the industry. It's sad this happened to him. It happens to many people whether it's from drugs, bad genes or from having a bad diet. He did not deserve this, regardless of the ignorant & misinformed people who really don't matter because of their lack of credibility. Rest in peace, Eddie Fatu. You will be missed by your family and your fans.

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