Former UFC Legend Kimo Leopoldo Dies At 41 (UPDATED)

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Updated: July 21, 2009

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TMZ has confirmed, Kimo Leopardo (10-7-1) has died of an apparent heart attack at the age for 41. In recent years, Leopardo was engulfed in drug use allegations including steroids and legal troubles with included arrests for drugs, assault and domestic violence.

Earlier this year Leopoldo applied to become a official officer of the California State Athletic Commission, but was arrested a month later on possession of Meth.

Leopoldo started his MMA career back in 1994, when took on Royce Gracie at UFC 3. He hasn’t fought since 2006.

UPDATE
This story may or may not be true. Kevin Iole twitters…

Kimo Leopoldo is NOT DEAD, I’ve been told by his attorney. More details to folo….He suggested I call his mgr, whose voice mail is full.

Also, from Kimo’s publicist, apparently he was sleeping and woke up to learn of reports of his death.

TMZ has pulled the post…KIMO is Alive.

UPDATE 2
Kimo Leopoldo appeared at the Orange County Sheriff’s Department, proving he is still alive.

13 Comments

  1. MauiMMA

    July 21, 2009 at 6:29 am

    Kimo lived a hard life with a lot of ups and downs… he was fun to watch fight…. R.I.P Kimo.

  2. roy

    July 21, 2009 at 6:46 am

    i seen him around alot, my friend did his tats he was cool, sad i hope these guys learn to stay away from roids and drugs.

    rip

  3. CagE

    July 21, 2009 at 7:06 am

    well said roy

  4. derek

    July 21, 2009 at 7:47 am

    i would not be surprised if he died from a heart attack… from cocaine or steroids… at an early age. tmz is a pretty reliable source though……. despite the trashy celebrity news they have.

  5. gonzo

    July 21, 2009 at 8:04 am

    RIP KIMO!

  6. sy

    July 21, 2009 at 8:33 am

    r.i.p kimo

  7. roy

    July 21, 2009 at 9:20 am

    kimo is alive

  8. derek

    July 21, 2009 at 10:07 am

    yahoo posted an official article at http://sports.yahoo.com/mma/news;_ylt=AslNtESl3Km

    now that kimo came back from the dead and resurfaced.

  9. zack

    July 21, 2009 at 1:18 pm

    Damn, that’s pretty crazy….There’s a lot of MMA guys dying at an early age.

  10. Miko

    July 21, 2009 at 1:34 pm

    tmz. Making the national enquirer look

    reputable since 2005

  11. Dave

    July 21, 2009 at 2:41 pm

    Thanks for the Yahoo article derek. It's good to hear he is alright.

  12. gonzo

    July 21, 2009 at 11:31 pm

    get your shit together TMZ

  13. sy

    July 22, 2009 at 1:40 am

    haha that was mad

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