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|Former WWE Wrestler Dies of Heart Attack
|HOUSTON (AP) -- Former pro wrestler Edward Fatu, who performed under the name "Umaga," has died at 36.
World Wrestling Entertainment spokesman Robert Zimmerman says he died Friday at a Houston hospital.
Family friend Dawn Marie Psaltis said Saturday that Fatu was found unresponsive at home by family and never regained consciousness. She said doctors indicated he died of a heart attack.
The Wrestlers Rescue advocacy group says Fatu was born in American Samoa and was part of a wrestling family that included cousin Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. Fatu had two uncles who wrestled in the 1980s as The Wild Samoans.
Fatu was released in June by WWE.
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