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The Wrestling Industry Remembers Umaga

Written by Richard Gray on Dec 5, 2009 - 11:28:52 AM

The wrestling industry is shocked and saddened to learn of the passing of Eddie "Umaga" Fatu. Below are Tweets put out by several people in the business:

Missy Hyatt: So sad to hear of the passing of Eddie Fatu, rest in peace :(

Taz: Very sad to hear of the passing of a great performer & super person. R.I.P Eddie, see u down the road brother.

Matt Hardy: I'm gonna miss "Uce"-Eddie "Umaga" Fatu very, very much. He was one of my true friends & an amazing person. May God be with ya-love ya man. http://twitpic.com/s7wrq - In memory of Uce.. A great night out we had in New Orleans with myself, Adam, Eki, & Shane

Dixie Carter: On behalf of everyone at TNA, our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Fatu family.

Lilian Garcia: Just heard news about Eddie aka Umaga. So sad. Loved him. Prayers 4 him & family. http://twitpic.com/s7bd8

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...

Chavo Guerrero: Thank u 4 your prayers 4 Umaga. He will be missed!

John "Bradshaw" Layfield: 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.

Beth Britt: With very close friends & family having dinner in honor of our beloved friend, Eki.

Eric Bischoff: My thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Eddie Fatu (formerly known as Umaga). He was a great performer and a wonderful person.

Steve Keirns: Our deepest condolences go out to Eddie "Umaga" Fatu's friends, family, and fans during this time.


Tyler Reks: My condolences to the Fatu family.

Ring of Honor: Ring of Honor sends it's condolences to the friends and family of Eddie "Umaga" Fatu.

Richard Gray: I'm so sorry to hear of the death of Eddie Fatu... Absolutly devastating.

Elijah Burke: This is rough, very rough. My heart and prayers goes out to Umaga's wife, his boys,and family. http://theelijahexpress.com/node/2037 ~ PHS

Ashley Massaro: I just heard about Umaga cuz my friend IM'd me, wow...I'm so sad for his family, I remember them so well, so many lil ones...so f***ing sad.

Shannon Moore: R.I.P Ecki....Mad love and respect.We will miss you and I will cherish the times we had togeather.

Daniels: RIP Eddie Fatu. I'm glad I got to know you in the short time you were here.

Howard Finkel: I am saddened by the passing today of Eddie Fatu, a.k.a. Umaga. My sincere condolences to his family and friends.

Kevin Keenan: Man this really sucks. RIP Umaga.

TNA Wrestling: RIP Eddie Fatu

Torrie Wilson: http://twitpic.com/s5vns - Much love my friend. Much love

Gangrel: Have a good journey ecki see you soon you where a ray of light in dark time one love uce

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. http://twitpic.com/s5tlp

Jeremy Borash: RIP Eddie Fatu

WWE: Umaga passes away. http://ow.ly/II6C Deepest condolences to Mr. Fatu’s family, friends and fans on his tragic passing. #WWE

Hurricane Helms: Heartbroken. No words.

Ken Anderson: I'm very thankful to have had a private closed-door conversation with Ecki prior to our match a few days ago in Sydney. He insisted that wego out and tear the house down. We both had something to prove that night and in my opinion: Mission Accomplished! Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Fatu family. Ecki absolutely adored his wife and was extremely proud of his children. I have so many amazing, funny, and heartwarming (sometimes gut wrenching belly-laughing) memories.

Michelle McCool: My heart & prayers go out to Umaga's family & friends....he was obviously loved by many!

Matt Hardy: Just landed in Shreveport to go to work tonight-I'm very saddened to hear about Ecky (Umaga) & his family-please keep them in your prayers.

Lena Yada: My Heart Goes Out To Umaga And His Family.....


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