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Josh Samman’s death ruled ‘probable drug overdose’ by coroner

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Many suspected it, and the Broward County Medical Examiner confirmed the recent death of MMA fighter Josh Samman was the result of a “probable drug overdose,” according to TMZ.

Samman, along with his friend and MMA announcer Troy Kirkingburg, were found in an apartment on Sept. 29 in Florida.

Kirkingburg was pronounced dead at the scene, but Samman was still alive, though unresponsive.

After remaining in the coma for days, Samman died on Oct. 5.

He was 28.

An autopsy was conducted on Kirkingburg and it was found he died for a major drug overdose.

The official result of his death was ruled “multi-drug toxicity,” as he reportedly tested positive for Xanax, ethanol (alcohol), cocaine, and heroin all being in his system.

The same could not be done for Samman though.

“We do not have any specimen on Mr. Samman due to the length of his hospitalization,” the Medical Examiner told TMZ.

“His cause of death is probable drug overdose based on the circumstances and hospital drug screen that was positive for drugs, but we could not confirm this as they only hold specimens for three days.”

Samman had a history with addiction and suicidal thoughts which he delved into in his book, “The Housekeeper,” released earlier this year.

He made his way to the UFC as a competitor on The Ultimate Fighter 17.

After going on a three-fight win streak to begin his UFC career, he lost his two most recent bouts.

Days before the drug overdose, Samman had posted on Twitter that he was signing his next UFC bout agreement.

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