WWE Star Bray Wyatt Dies Aged 36

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WWE star Bray Wyatt has died aged 36.

Regarded as one of the most innovative professional wrestlers of all time, Bray Wyatt whose real name was Windham Rotunda, died yesterday (August 24), with his death being described as “unexpected”.

The World Wrestling Entertainment website said, “Known for his captivating performances and incredible in-ring presence, Wyatt was a defining superstar of his generation”. 

“heartbroken”

Making his debut on the ‘Raw’ programme in 2013, Bray Wyatt’s death was confirmed by WWE icon, and chief content officer for the company Triple H, who wrote the following heartfelt message.

“Just received a call from WWE Hall of Famer Mike Rotunda who informed us of the tragic news that our WWE family member for life Windham Rotunda – also known as Bray Wyatt – unexpectedly passed earlier today”, he said.

“Our thoughts are with his family and we ask that everyone respect their privacy at this time”. 

Other WWE stars paid tribute to Wyatt, including wrestler-turned-movie star, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson.

“I’m heartbroken over the news of Bray Wyatt’s passing. Always had tremendous respect and love for him and the Rotunda family,” he wrote. “Loved his presence, promos, in-ring work and connection with @wwe universe”.

“Very unique, cool and rare character, which is hard to create in our crazy world of pro wrestling”.

Bray Wyatt was the initial leader of the Wyatt family, which included Luke Harper (who passed away in 2020), and Erik Rowan.

His career included a myriad of championship reigns, and high profile feuds with the likes of ‘The Rock’, John Cena, Randy Orton among others.

He also won the WWE Championship in 2017, with his last televised performance coming at this year’s Royal Rumble.