CNN Covers Umaga’s Death, WWE Troops Return From Iraq

Nick Paglino

Partial Source: PWInsider.com

CNN.com has posted an article noting the death of Eddie "Umaga" Fatu. The article reports, "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."

It’s being reported that the entire WWE crew who participated in the Tribute To The Troops taping in Iraq is now back in The United States. They encountered a snowstorm upon landing in Washington, DC.

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