The news of Shawn Tompkins’ unexpected passing last Sunday rocked the mixed martial arts world to its core. The 37-year-old may have been laid to rest yesterday in his homeland of Canada, but his memory will live on forever.
On Friday night’s edition of Inside MMA, HDNet spoke with several superstars that Tompkins touched during his two decades of mentoring. The touching clip features Tompkins’ wife, Emilee, brother-in-law Sam Stout, longtime protégé Chris Horodecki, Mark Hominick and many others.
Tompkins died last Sunday morning in his sleep. An autopsy on Tuesday revealed a heart attack was the cause of his shocking passing.
A memorial service will be held in Las Vegas, Nevada this Thursday at 7PM local time. AMR, Tompkins’ management company, will be providing details on their official website.
A special online Guestbook for those wishing to express their condolences to the Tompkins family is currently available.
Please click the media player below to watch HDNet’s emotional tribute to “The Coach”: