Bray Wyatt, former WWE Champion, passes away unexpectedly at age 36

Written by Henrik Rothen

Aug.25 - 2023 7:54 AM CET

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Bray Wyatt, former WWE Champion, passes away unexpectedly at age 36

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The wrestling world is mourning the loss of Bray Wyatt, a professional wrestler and former World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) champion, who died unexpectedly on Thursday at the age of 36. WWE has not yet disclosed the location or cause of his death.

Born Windham Rotunda, Wyatt was the son of WWE Hall of Fame wrestler Mike Rotunda. Throughout his career, he wrestled under various characters, including as a member of The Wyatt Family and as a nightmarish masked alter ego known as The Fiend. He achieved the pinnacle of success in 2017 when he became the WWE Champion.

Paul "Triple H" Levesque, WWE's chief content officer, expressed his condolences on social media, stating, "Our thoughts are with his family, and we ask that everyone respect their privacy at this time."

The news of Wyatt's passing has sent shockwaves through the wrestling community, with many expressing their grief and admiration for the late wrestler. Actor and former wrestler Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson shared his heartbreak over the news, saying, "Always had tremendous respect and love for him and the Rotunda family."

Wyatt's contributions to the sport and his unique ability to captivate audiences with his characters will be remembered by fans and fellow wrestlers alike. His untimely death marks a significant loss to the world of professional wrestling.

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