Chase Tatum, a former wrestler for the WCW, was found dead in his home Sunday afternoon of an accidental drug overdose. You can see his biography and photos below.
Chase was apparently recovering from back surgery he had 10 days prior. Tatum’s father said Chase had been dependant on painkillers for a long time and planned to enter rehab soon.
“He was in the process of getting his life back together,” the elder Tatum said. “He was confident he was going to turn things around, to live a normal life again without those painkillers.”
As a biography, Chase Tatum, age 34, grew up in Georgia and attended West Georgia University where he played defensive end for the football team. He started bodybuilding at an early age and won the ‘Mr. Georgia’ bodybuilding competition at 19. After college, Tatum worked as a personal trainer. One of his clients encouraged him to audition for the WCW and his wrestling career began in 1999. He lasted less than three years and left with back problems and no health insurance.
Tatum was also beginning to build up an acting resume. Tatum has been in several television commercials and appeared in the films ‘Creature from the Black Lake,’ ‘Who’s Your Caddy?’ and ‘Unshackled.’ Through acting, Chase met Big Boi, from the rap group Outkast, and was employed by them as a road manager and personal assistant.
Chase Tatum was a big, muscular guy with measurements of 6′ 3″ and 265 lbs. Not only was he a wrestler, he was trained in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Japanese Judo.
You can see more photos of Chase Tatum below.