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Former WWE star Umaga hospitalized with life-threatening conditions

December 4, 2009 |  3:21 pm

The website wrestlingobserver.com is reporting that former WWE star Umaga, real name Edward Fatu is hospitalized in Houston and in what was described as life-threatening condition by a long-time friend. 

Umaga_picnik His family was told to come into town as quickly as possible and doctors do not have much hope for Fatu to survive.

Fatu, 36, apparently fell asleep last night while watching television, and several hours later, his wife found him not breathing with blood coming out of his nose and he was rushed to the hospital.

Fatu had just returned recently from the Hulk Hogan tour of Australia. 

He was released by WWE in June after failing a drug test and refusing the company's wishes to send him to rehab. 

Update: We regret to report that Fatu has passed away. More details here.

-- Houston Mitchell 

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