The WWE website issued the following statement on Friday evening:
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. (continue reading…)
According to The UK Sun, the Hillsborough County Medical Examiner in Tampa, FL has announced the official cause of Andrew “Test” Martin’s death. Andrew Marten died from an overdose of the painkiller Oxycodone. Oxycodone is an addictive ingredient found in the painkillers OxyContin, Percoset and Percoden.
The Associated Press has written an article regarding the death of Steve Doll, also known as Steven Dunn, as part of the tag team Well Dunn in the early 90′s. The AP says that Doll passed away from surgical complications earlier this week.
For those who have not followed the story, Pro wrestler Steve Dunn has died from surgery complications in Nashville, TN.
The AP article after the jump.
TNA has issued the following statement on their website:
A TRAGIC ACCIDENT FOLLOWING TNA’S SLAMMIVERSARY
A tragic accident following TNA’s “Slammiversary” Pay-Per-View event at the Desoto County Civic Center in Southaven, Mississippi, resulted in the death of an employee of a TNA independent production contractor.
The accident occurred following the conclusion of the event as technical crews worked to disassemble the TNA set. Currently, TNA is working in cooperation with local authorities to investigate the details surrounding the accident.
TNA is deeply saddened by this tragedy. We ask our fans across the world to join us as our thoughts and prayers are with the family in their time of loss. TNA was scheduled to have a meeting with their roster and staff regarding the incident prior to tonight’s Impact taping.
Our hopes go out to the family for such a loss.