Chase Tatum was a former Mr. Georgia at 19 years old and a personal trainer that stumbled into the world of wrestling by accident. A former client got him a try out and he had a short career in the WCW before going back to his original passion or body building and personal training. Unfortunately Chance developed an addiction to pain killers that would eventually cost him his life.
“He was in the process of getting his life back together,” the elder Tatum said Monday evening. “He was confident he was going to turn things around, to live a normal life again without those painkillers.”
Chase Tatum’s body was discovered by a friend at his Buckhead home around 4 p.m. Sunday. He was unresponsive and could not be revived by emergency personnel. A toxicology report has been ordered by the Fulton County Medical Examiner, which will take anywhere from six to eight weeks, said Laura Salm, an investigator with the coroner’s office.
Chance also pursued an acting career and landed some roles in low budget comedies the last few years.