TMZ Picks Up Coverage Of Umaga Cause Of Death Story

Matt Boone

The following is from TMZ.com:

WWE Superstar Death — Vicodin and Valium
Posted Mar 1st 2010 7:55AM by TMZ Staff

Former 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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