Eddie Fatu

American professional wrestler

Edward "Eddie" S. Fatu[3] (March 28, 1973 - December 4 2009) was a Samoan professional wrestler best known for working with the WWF/WWE under the ring names Jamal, Ekmo, and Umaga.

Eddie Fatu
Fatu as Umaga
Born(1973-03-28)March 28, 1973
San Francisco, California or American Samoa
DiedDecember 4, 2009(2009-12-04) (aged 36)[1]
Houston, Texas
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)Armageddon #1[2]
Ekmo Fatu[3]
O.G. Ekmo[3]
Billed height6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)[4]
Billed weight350 lb (160 kg)[4]
Billed fromThe Isle of Samoa[4]
Trained byAfa Anoa'i[3]

He worked closely with Matt Anoaʻi of the Anoa'i wrestling family which he was also a part of. With Anoaʻi, they formed the tag teams The Island Boyz, the Samoan Gangstas, and 3-Minute Warning. He also wrestled for All Japan Pro Wrestling and wrestled a short time in TNA Wrestling from 2003 to 2004.

Eddie Fatu died on December 4, 2009 of a heart attack. The official cause of his death was from acute toxicity from the combined effects of hydrocodone, carisoprodol, and diazepam.[5][6]

Championships and accomplishments



  1. Waldman, Jon (2009-12-04). "Umaga dead at age 36". SLAM! Sports. Retrieved 2009-12-04.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Umaga profile". Online World of Wrestling. Retrieved 2009-02-28.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 "Umaga Bio". SLAM! Sports. Archived from the original on 2012-07-14. Retrieved 2007-07-30.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 "Umaga Bio". WWE. Retrieved 2007-07-10.
  5. "Wrestler Eki "Umaga" Fatu dies". Retrieved 2009-12-05.
  6. "WWE News: Eddie "Umaga" Fatu cause of death information released". Retrieved 2012-12-30.
  7. "WWF/WWE Intercontinental Heavyweight Title". Wrestling-Titles. Retrieved 2007-08-04.

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