Umaga's Cause Of Death Revealed: Toxicology Results Released
By Ryan Clark | March 01, 2010
Nearly three months after Umaga's death, Dan Morgan, supervisory forensic investigator for Houston, Texas' Harris County, has determined that Fatu's cause of death was "acute toxicity due to combined effects of hydrocodone, carisoprodol, and diazepam."
More specifically, it was a lethal combination of painkillers (hydrocodone), muscle relaxers (carisoprodol), and anti-anxiety medication (diazepam).
While Umaga is believed to had a history of drug abuse, the "acute toxicity" finding indicates that his death was the direct result of a deadly mix of drugs in a short period of time (opposed to his body finally giving out due to chronic abuse).
As WWE was very clear to point out on December 4th, Umaga was not an active member of the WWE roster at the time of his death. He had been released six months prior after failing a Wellness policy drug tests and refusing to go to rehab. He wrestled for Hulk Hogan's "Hulkamania: Let the Battle Begin" tour just weeks before his death and appeared to be happy and in good spirits.