World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) star Bray Wyatt died on Thursday, company content director Paul “Triple H” Levesque announced on social media. He was 36 years old.
According to TMZ, Wyatt died of a heart attack.
Paul Levesque posted on X (formerly known as Twitter) a few hours ago: “Just received a call from WWE Hall of Famer Mike Rotunda informing us of the tragic news that our WWE Lifetime Family Member, Windham Rotunda, also known as Bray. Wyatt, passed away unexpectedly today. Our thoughts are with his family and we ask that everyone respect their privacy at this time.”
According to ESPN, Wyatt, whose real name was Windham Rotunda, had been inactive for the past few months in WWE while dealing with an undisclosed health issue. He had been in WWE since 2009, save for just over a year in 2021 and 2022, when he was shockingly released. Rotunda returned to WWE last September to much fanfare and a mysterious storyline, including cryptic vignettes, which helped boost television ratings.
According to TMZ, Wyatt was a three-time WWE World Champion, including the WWE Championship once and the Universal Championship twice. He took a short break from August 2018 to April 2019 and returned with a new character, The Fiend.
Mr. Wyatt came from a long line of fighters. His father was Hall of Famer Mike Rotunda. His grandfather, Blackjack Mulligan, made her mark as a professional wrestler and, following tradition, his uncles, Barry and Kendall Windham, also pursued careers in the world of wrestling, according to the outlet.