Outkast road Manager and former pro-wrestler Chase Tatum was found dead in his Atlanta home on Sunday (Mar 23), of an apparent drug overdose.
The 34-year-old actor and personal trainer, who appeared alongside Big Boi in 2007s movie Whos Your Caddy? had a history of being dependent on painkillers and was set to enter a rehab facility, his father Roy Tatum said.
Chase Tatum entered the WCW in 1999, about five years following his win at the Mr. Georgia bodybuilding competition.
He only remained a part of the World Championship Wrestling organization for a little over two years, but was left with severe back problems.
Then self-employed as a personal trainer, and uninsured, Tatum relied on painkillers to deal with his ailments.
At the time of his death, he was recovering from back surgery to repair a degenerative disc and injuries sustained while wrestling.
He was in the process of getting his life back together, Roy Tatum told the Atlanta-Journal Constitution on Monday (Mar 24). He was confident he was going to turn things around, to live a normal life again without the painkillers.
The Fulton County Medical Examiner has ordered a toxicology report and should know the exact cause of Chase Tatums death in about six to eight weeks.