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Shawn Tompkins Dead at 37, Autopsy Pending

Written by Tom Ngo
August 14th, 2011
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Shawn Tompkins

On Sunday afternoon, it was reported legendary MMA trainer Shawn Tompkins had passed away in Canada. Reporter Mike Straka confirmed the unfortunate and unexpected news with Shawn’s wife, Emilie Tompkins.

Very little information has been released regarding the 37-year-old’s death, however an autopsy is pending.

The Canadian has coached countless mixed martial arts superstars throughout the years, including Sam Stout, Chris Horodecki, Mark Hominick, Goran Reljic, Vitor Belfort and Wanderlei Silva.

Emilie is Stout’s sister.

Tompkins was the coach for the Los Angeles Anacondas of the International Fight League in 2007. He then transitioned to become the striking instructor at the Xtreme Couture gym in Las Vegas, Nevada. After a successful stint at the famed facility, he left to teach at the Tapout Training Center.

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