Brother in Law reports Sean Tompkins died of a heart attack

by Morris Dalla Costa | source:

Well-known mixed martial arts trainer Shawn Tompkins died of a heart attack says his brother-in-law Sam Stout.

Tompkins, 37, died in his sleep Sunday. An autopsy was performed Monday.

Results are not available but Stout, who is also one of Tompkins UFC fighters, says it was a heart attack.

"I don't know what to say," Stout says. "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?"

Stout says funeral arrangements will be made today. Stout is the brother of Emilie Tompkins, Tompkins wife.

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Tompkins' manager, Gary Ibarra of Athletic Management & Representation Group, today told that the renowned trainer had an enlarged heart and major blockages in his arteries that may have contributed to his death.

"Shawn's family has a major history of heart issues," Ibarra said.

"Heart disease is something that's hereditary, no matter how much you eat correctly and exercise," Ibarra said.

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Those wishing to express their sympathies to the Tompkins family may do so at a special Shawn Tompkins guestbook. The Shawn Tompkins Memorial Fund has also been established and those wishing to contribute may contact  

 Visitation for Shawn Tompkins will be held at Westview Funeral Chapel, 702 Wonderland Road North on Thursday 3:00-5:00 and 7:00-9:00. Service will be held on Friday at West Park Church, 955 Gainsborough road Friday 1:00pm. Further details will be announced at


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