In an update on the condition of Edward "Eddie" Fatu (a.k.a. "Umaga") — who is presently hospitalized in an ICU unit in Houston, Texas — the former WWE performer has been taken off life support as we noted earlier here on the website.
"He is off life support and not in a good way. It appears to be just a matter of time at this point.", said one source.
As noted earlier, his family was told to fly into town as quickly as possible. Family members have been told they believe he suffered a heart attack.
While details remain sketchy at this point, he 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. He was then rushed to the hospital.
Fatu, who lives in nearby Spring, Texas, wrestled under a number of names including Ekmo, Jamal and most notably Umaga. He had just returned a few days ago from a wrestling tour overseas.
Friday, December 4, 2009
Posted by news update at 3:39 PM