The Philadelphia medical examiner’s office determined that Michael Verdi aka Trent Acid died from drug intoxication and ruled his death an accidental overdose. Jeff Moran, Director of Communication for the Department, told us that toxicology results were sealed and only available to the next of kin. Verdi, 29, a popular Northeast independent wrestler was found dead by his mother at home on 6/18/2010. Two months prior to his death he was arrested for possession of heroin. He was sentenced to 23 months of confinement, in addition to court mandated rehab, after reaching a plea deal. He violated probation by leaving the country to wrestle in Japan soon after sentencing and had another trial pending which friends say he was worried about due to the likelihood he would do jail time.

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