December 4, 2009
Reaction quick to Umaga's death
By SLAM! Wrestling Staff
The wired wrestling world reacted quickly to the death of their colleague Eddie Fatu, or Umaga, as he was known in his top run in the WWE.
The Twitter service, in particular, saw numerous personalities post comments upon learning of Fatu's death in Houston on Friday, December 4th.
Some of the collected posts:
Matt Morgan - "Me and my family's condolences to Eckie(Umaga)'s family. This just plain out SUCKS! Yet another great guy taken from us too early."
Tara - "Rest in Peace Umaga We will love you always and we will all miss you"
WWE announcer Howard Finkel - "I am saddened by the passing today of Eddie Fatu, a.k.a. Umaga. My sincere condolences to his family and friends."
Torrie Wilson - "Much love my friend. Much love"
Maryse - "prayers for UMAGA and all his family!"
Shannon Moore - R.I.P Ecki....Mad love and respect.We will miss you and I will cherish the times we had together.
Christopher Daniels - RIP Eddie Fatu. I'm glad I got to know you in the short time you were here.
TNA President Dixie Carter - On behalf of everyone at TNA, our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Fatu family.
Former WWE ring announcer Lilian Garcia - Just heard news about Eddie aka Umaga. So sad. Loved him. Prayers 4 him & family.
Maria - So sad. Eddie was a friend. He loved wrestling and was a great entertainer. My prayers go out to Eddie's beautiful family. A great loss
Chris Jericho - Eddie Fatu was an awesome guy and one of the brothers. I trusted him and that's a rare thing for me. I am devastated. Safe travels Oos...
JBL - Had a ball tag teaming with Eddie Fatu (known as Umaga in WWE) in some of my last house show (non TV) matches, I will miss my friend.
JTG - RIP MY FRIEND
SLAM! Wrestling's staff joins with wrestlers and fans across the world in offering their condolences to the family of Eddie Fatu.