3/25/2008 3:35 PM ET |
Filed under: R.I.P.
Yet another one bites the dust!
Chase Tatum, a former pro-wrestler battling an addiction to painkillers, was found dead in his home on Sunday after suffering an apparent accidental drug overdose, according to his father, Roy Tatum.
"He was in the process of getting his life back together," the elder Tatum said Monday. "He was confident he was going to turn things around, to live a normal life again without those painkillers."
Chase Tatum's wrestling career was unplanned and short-lived. He made his debut in 1999.
But his father advised his son against becoming a pro wrestler.
"How long can you last in that field. They go in with their eyes closed, think they'll make some quick money and then get out."
Chase Tatum retired from wrestling after about 2 1/2 years. His brief wrestling career left him with severe back problems but WITHOUT health insurance to pay for the surgery.
In addition to acting and wrestling, Chase Tatum also worked as a road manager and personal assistant for Outkast. He recently appeared in the comedy Who's Your Caddy? alongside rapper Big Boi of Outkast.
Wrestling is hazardous to your life, y'all.
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