According to UFC lightweight Sam Stout, a heart attack was the cause of Shawn Tompkins’ unexpected death this past Sunday morning.
“I don’t know what to say,” Stout told the LondonFreePress. “It’s not supposed to be happen to a healthy 37-year-old person. Who would think he had to get checked out for that?”
The legendary MMA trainer passed away in his sleep in Canada over the weekend. Stout said an autopsy was performed on his brother-in-law on Monday and that the family is making funeral arrangement today.
Tompkins was married to Stout’s sister, Emilie.
AMR Group, the Tompkins’ management company, has established a special online Guestbook for those wishing to express their condolences to the Tompkins family. AMR also announced that a memorial service is expected to be held in Las Vegas, Nevada in the coming weeks.
If you would like to contribute to Tompkins’ funeral services, please contract TeamTompkins@ShogunMMA.com directly via email.