Yesterday, Sunday, August 14th Shawn Tompkins died at 37 years old. Tompkins a respected MMA trainer was found dead in Canada. The death has been confirmed by his wife Emile. Tompkins is a respected trainer. He is most known for being a mentor to Mark Hominick and Sam Stout (his brother in law).
According to reports, Bas Rutten, a close friend of Tompkins received a text from him Saturday night, “He texted me late last night, telling me he loved me, “ Rutten said. “So thank God I called him to tell him it was mutual.”
Tompkins was a kickboxing and muay thai fighter for many years, along with a short go of MMA fighting. But he entered the fight community coaching for the International Fight League. He worked as a coach for Xtreme Couture before establishing his own Tapout Training Center in Las Vegas.
Cause of death has not been released.
Here is a look at a great trainer. I am sorry to for his family and friends.