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    Former WWE Wrestler Umanga Dead

    http://www.cnn.com/2009/US/12/04/umaga.eddie.fatu/index.html

    Wrestler 'Umaga' Edward Fatu dies of heart attack, friend says
    By Emanuella Grinberg, CNN
    December 4, 2009 11:36 p.m. EST

    (CNN) -- Wrestler Edward Fatu, better known as the hulking, tattooed WWE superstar "Umaga," died Friday of a heart attack in a Houston, Texas, hospital, a family friend said.

    Born in American Samoa, Fatu, 36, was a member of the famous Anoa'i wrestling family, which includes cousin Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, his two uncles, who wrestled as The Wild Samoans in the 1980s, and brothers, Sam "Tonga Kid" and Solofa Jr. "Rikishi," according to Wrestlers Rescue, a support group for retired professional wrestlers.

    The two-time WWE Intercontinental champion, also known as "The Samoan Bulldozer," squared off with the likes of Triple H, The Game and Ric Flair before the WWE terminated in contract in June for having violated the WWE's Wellness Program and refusing to enter rehab, the WWE said on its site.

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    Re:Former WWE Wrestler Umanga Dead

    36 years old?!.. man, these wrestling guys are dying so young.

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    Re:Former WWE Wrestler Umanga Dead

    Wow, thatís way too young. I havenít followed wrestling in a while, but I used to watch it back when the likes of the Andersons and Four Horsemen and Road Warriors and Superfly Snuka ruled the ring. I remember many of the big names in wrestling back then came from Minnesota.

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    Re:Former WWE Wrestler Umanga Dead

    That sucks.. But it sounds like he kinda paved that road.. What with his termination from WWE and refusing to go into rehab.

    Prayers go out to the Fatu family, though.. I've always followed that bloodline ever since Duane "Rocky Miavia" Johnson.
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    Re:Former WWE Wrestler Umanga Dead

    Texas Viking wrote:
    Wow, thatís way too young. I havenít followed wrestling in a while, but I used to watch it back when the likes of the Andersons and Four Horsemen and Road Warriors and Superfly Snuka ruled the ring. I remember many of the big names in wrestling back then came from Minnesota.
    I remember watching the AWA in the early 80's with Verne and Greg Gagne, Baron Von Rashke, The Crusher, Nick Bokwinkle, etc.

    Yes 36yrs is way too young to go, I feel bad for his children (If he had any)
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    Re:Former WWE Wrestler Umanga Dead

    Wrestlers do die young and will continue to do so in the high stress job.

    RIP. Thoughts and prayers with the family.
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