Eddie Fatu aka WWE wrestler Umaga is in the hospital today, suffering from what has been described as a life-threatening condition, according to several media outlets. Breaking news: Although it hasn’t been confirmed, it has been reported that Eddie Fatu is dead at 36. Read more below.
Could this end up being another tragic story involving prescription drugs and a WWE superstar?
At just 36-years-old it has been reported that the retired wrestler has been hospitalized, and is in serious condition. Nothing has been confirmed as of yet, but reports indicate that past or even possible recent drug use may have played a role. This just in – according to PWNewsNow.com the former pro-wrestler died today after being taken off life support. There are other sites reporting the same, however, we are not sure how reliable this information is. We will be sure to keep you updated.
It is important for me to note that many sites are reporting hearsay rather than proven facts, but this is what a few of them had to say. Fatu fell asleep while watching television yesterday evening. Later on his wife discovered that he wasn’t breathing, and that blood was running from his nose. Needless to say, he was then rushed to the hospital.
There have been several World Wrestling Entertainment stars that have allegedly gone down pain killer ally – Eddie Guerrero, Rey Mysterio, Jeff Hardy, and Chris Benoit to name a few. The likely reason that substance abuse runs ramped in this sport is because of the amount of injuries inflicted on the audacious and often times reckless performers.
As a biography:
When was Eddie Fatu born? March 28, 1973. What is his ring-name? Umaga. Over the course of his career he was an Intercontinental Champ twice. Often he would compete in a tag team matches as a member of The Island Boyz, the Somoan Gangstas, and 3-Minute Warning. In 2003, Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) employed him, before he went on to wrestle in Japan. Matt Anoa’i, his cousin, is also in the high-octane sport, and has served as his tag team partner on numerous occasions.
Check out pictures and a video of Eddie Fatu below.
Picture: PR Photos