Outkast Road Manager/Former Wrestler Found Dead

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 2007’s movie Who’s 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 Tatum’s death in about six to eight weeks.

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