STAMFORD, Conn. — Windham Lawrence Rotunda, known by his professional wrestling ring name Bray Wyatt, has died at age 36.
World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Chief Content Officer Paul "Triple H" Levesque announced the news Thursday.
"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," said WWE Chief Content Officer Triple H. "Our thoughts are with his family and we ask that everyone respect their privacy at this time."
WWE confirmed the news Thursday night.
"WWE is saddened to learn that Windham Rotunda, also known as Bray Wyatt, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 24, at age 36. WWE extends its condolences to Rotunda’s family, friends and fans," the company said in a statement.
Professional wrestlers and fans of Wyatt sent their condolences Thursday across social media.
"I'm 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," Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson posted to X.
"Very unique, cool and rare character, which is hard to create in our crazy world of pro wrestling. Still processing losing the goat, Terry Funk yesterday and now Bray today. My love, light, strength & mana to the Rotunda family and Funk family during this tough, heartbreaking time."
"Absolutely shattered to learn that my friend, Windham Rotunda, has passed away. It’s devastating to think he left us at only 36 years young. My condolences go out to his family, wife & children. I’m so sorry, my compeer. Miss you already," said former WWE wrestler Matt Hardy.
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