Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Managerobit: Chase Tatum

Chase Tatum, road manager of Outkast, has been found dead in hisBuckhead, Georgia apartment.

Prior to turning his hand to hip-hop management, Tatum had been a wrestler with the now-defunct World Campionship Wrestling Organisation; it's possible that his career of theatrical sport led to his persistent back problems; the back problems led to surgery; the surgery led to painkillers and, sadly, an apparently accidental overdose of painkillers led to his death.

His entry into wrestling had been through a client of his body-building business; his career lasted just over two years with a crocked back and no health insurance to pay for it to be fixed. His work with Outkast (and especially as Big Boi's personal assistant) had helped him turn things around; a part in the movie Who's Your Caddy had brought him to notice of producers planning a movie to be shot in New York.

His father claimed that Tatum had planned to enter rehab to cope with his painkiller addiction. He was 34.


Anonymous said...

"World Campionship Wrestling Organisation"


Olive said...

I don't get it.

Anonymous said...

He was a good soul, missed by many in our family. Be kind, as you will wish for one day.

No longer draw his frailties from the grave, but leave them there to bear testament to his life.

Chase, you are loved.

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