World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) star Windham Rotunda, famously known as Bray Wyatt died on Thursday at the age of 36, according to the WWE statement. According to an article on the WWE website, Wyatt died “unexpectedly” and the reason behind his death is yet to be known.
In its statement, WWE extended condolences to Rotunda’s family, friends and fans. “Known for his captivating performances and incredible in-ring presence, Wyatt was a defining Superstar of his generation and accomplished many feats in WWE, including becoming WWE Champion in 2017,” the statement read.
Wyatt’s last televised performance came at the 2023 Royal Rumble against LA Knight in January. Since then Wyatt had not performed due to unspecified health issues as per reports. Soon after the news came in, social media platforms flooded with tributes from fans and friends.
Dwayne Johnson , also known as The Rock took social media to express grief, said, “Im heartbroken over the news of Bray Wyatt’s passing”. “Always had tremendous respect and love for him and the Rotunda family. Loved his presence, promos, in ring work and connection with @wwe universe,” he wrote.
Rotunda was a third-generation wrestler as he came from a wrestling family including his grandfather, who was known as Blackjack Mulligan, father Mike Rotunda, who performed under the name of IRS. Barry and Kendall Windham were his uncles.