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Remember WWE Superstar Umaga. Here Is What Caused His Death

Well, we have seen so many wrestling superstars over the years. However, there are names like Umaga which will never be forgotten by wrestling fans. Umaga whose real name is Edward Smith Fatu was one of the best American professional wrestlers during his days on the ring. Umaga was one of the members of Anoa'i family which is a renowned Samoan wrestling family. He is always remembered as one of the WWE superstars who were rarely defeated on the ring.

However, the wrestling world was shocked on December 4th 2009 as the sudden death of Umaga was announced. Umaga's death is said to be as a result of heart attack caused by acute toxicity. On the day of his death, Umaga was found by his wife in the house unresponsive with blood coming from his nose. He was quickly rushed by an ambulance to the hospital for treatment where the paramedics determined he had suffered a heart attack. He was kept on a life supporting machine where he unfortunately passed away in the evening of that day.


Toxicology reports revealed that Umaga had taken certain drugs which resulted to his heart failure. The drugs were hydrocodone (a painkiller), carisoprodol (a muscle relaxant) and diazepam. It was discovered that the use of the above drugs by Umaga led to heart failure which caused his death. Umaga passed away at the age of 36.

Umaga will always be remembered as one of the best American professional wrestlers the world has ever seen. During his career as a wrestler, Umaga won numerous titles such as WWE Intercontinental Championship two times, WEW hardcore tag team championship with Matty Samu, HWA tag team championship with Kimo and MCW Southern tag team championship three times with Kimo.

Below are some photos of Umaga while he was a wrestling star;

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