The following statement was issued on

“WWE would like to express its deepest condolences to Mr. Fatu’s family, friends and fans on his tragic passing. Mr. Fatu was under contract with WWE at various time periods and most recently performed under the name “Umaga.” Mr. Fatu’s contract was terminated on June 11, 2009.”

We at express our deepest condolences to the Fatu family.

Update: It has been widely reported that Fatu suffered two heart attacks – the first last night and the second on Friday afternoon. He was pronounced dead at a Houston hospital today at the age of 36.


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