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WWE Superstar Death --

Vicodin and Valium

3/1/2010 9:55 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

WWE Superstar Death -- Vicodin and ValiumFormer WWE Superstar Eddie Fatu aka Umaga -- who died in December -- was the victim of a bad combination of drugs, according to the Harris County Medical Examiner in Texas.

Dan Morgan, the supervisory forensic investigator for Harris County, blamed "acute toxicity" -- claiming the combined effects of hydrocodone (aka Vicodin), carisoprodol (muscle relaxer), and diazepam (aka Valium) were responsible for the wrestler's death.

The death was ruled "accidental" -- Fatu was 36.

According to the WWE, Fatu was released from his wrestling contract on June 11 for violating the WWE Wellness Program and for refusing to go to rehab.

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donn    

who cares? go f yourself for even putting this isht on here, TMZ.

1660 days ago
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dr cyclops    

another loser who did drugs and his wife said he never touched the stuff...no sympathy for him or her,,plus he was fat ass....

1660 days ago
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Becki    

Why does TMZ ALWAYS say that Hydrocodone is Vicodin. I thought it was Lortab?

1660 days ago
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Twilightluvinmom    

Becki-
Vicodin and Lortab are the same thing. Hydrocodone is the generic name, whereas Vicodin, Lortab, Vicodin ES, etc. are the brand names.

1660 days ago
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1660 days ago
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Makenna    

I took Vicodin with Valium for a year. I'm confused why TMZ is saying it was a bad mixture of drugs? Why not just be honest and say he was an addict that was abusing drugs.

1660 days ago
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Ella    

Stacking depressants compound on the heart like taking too many sleeping pills and then trying to stay awake. The cardiac muscle and the central nervous system just go to sleep. It's no wonder people die, but why take such stupid risks in the first place?

1660 days ago
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Norman    

Somebody had to supply them.

1660 days ago
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Jerry Martin    

A rassler on drugs. Who would have ever thought that was possible?

1660 days ago
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Mark    

What a sense less death.

Hydrocodone is Vicoden,Loratab,perocet has it in it too.
Hydrocodone is in MOST opiates.

1660 days ago
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Twilightluvinmom    

Sherie--
Percocet is oxycodone, not hydrocodone. I think what you may be trying to say is the "codone" part is in a lot of the opiate NAMES. A few...oxycodone, hydrocodone...then you have hydroMORPHONE (Dilaudid).

Soma is a VERY strong muscle relaxer, probably the strongest and has a high risk of addiction. Not many Dr.'s are using it nowadays due to it being so easy to become addicted to. Yet, I've seen it mentioned on these tabloid sites so much recently. With those types of Dr.'s prescribing anything to the celebrities, its no wonder so many are dying. Its a shame really.

1660 days ago
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jfp    

The planet has too many people and not enough drugs to go around.

Cool tats though.

1660 days ago
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Lisa    

Typical wrestler dying before 40 years old.

1660 days ago
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dee    

Speaking from first hand experience, the wrestling world has a HUGE problem when it comes to pain killers. But what I've witnessed more than anything is the Soma problem. Some of these guys are popping four or five Somas a day. It's just stupid. I know the punishment they put their bodies through, but to risk killing yourself with something SO addictive is just plain stupid.

1660 days ago
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AC    

re: michaelacarterallen

I personally don't know the conditions surrounding his drug use, but pain killers without a doctor's prescription can be easily obtained through the internet or through other countries it seems. I suspect if you're addicted to the drugs, you're more likely to go that route than to try to pressure doctors into giving you more than you need.

Moreover, if an addict is determined enough, he could probably go from doctor to doctor, not telling them that he had already been prescribed the same drug several times over. It's as simple as lying by omission. I personally am a fan of integrated medical records in the future. Otherwise, doctors are just relying on your honesty to determine what they give you.

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