Windham Rotunda, better known as WWE superstar Bray Wyatt passed away at the age of 36. Paul “Triple H” Levesque, chief content officer for WWE, announced on social media on Thursday, August 24, 2023. He stated:
“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 away.”
You can see his tweet provided below:
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. Our thoughts are with his family and we ask that everyone respect their…
— Triple H (@TripleH) August 24, 2023
How did Bray Wyatt Die?
With a hidden health issue, Wyatt, whose actual name was Windham Rotunda, had been absent from the WWE for a number of months. Wyatt’s passing came as a shocking surprise because earlier this month, there had been news that he was almost ready to fight again after overcoming a “life-threatening illness.”
The latest we knew was Bray Wyatt was getting close to being cleared to return to WWE after battling a life-threatening illness.
Today he has suddenly passed away at the age of 36.
RIP Bray Wyatt. pic.twitter.com/5aT0uwO0xZ
— Wrestle Ops (@WrestleOps) August 24, 2023
It was not made clear whatever illness Wyatt was battling. Rotunda declared his appreciation for the millions of supporters in one of his farewell news conferences earlier this year, regardless of whether they booed or cheered him.
In Bray Wyatt’s last WWE press conference he spoke passionately about taking risks and doing it because he wanted to leave a legacy. 💔 he said that was the beautiful thing about pro wrestling that there was something for everyone 💔 pic.twitter.com/DJEDZ2c6z8
— Denise ‘Hollywood’ Salcedo (@_denisesalcedo) August 24, 2023
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Fans and professional wrestlers expressed their sympathy on social media. Alexa Bliss wrote, “Just in shock. Really at a loss for words at the moment.”
Just in shock. Really at a loss for words at the moment.
— Lexi (Kaufman) Cabrera (@AlexaBliss_WWE) August 24, 2023
Matt Hardy tweeted, “Absolutely shattered to learn that my friend, Windham Rotunda, has passed away.”
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. pic.twitter.com/AVNuOTjdsx
— MATT HARDY (@MATTHARDYBRAND) August 24, 2023
Except for just over a year between 2021 and 2022 when he was unexpectedly let go, he had been a member of WWE since 2009. Last September, Rotunda made a triumphant comeback to WWE with a suspenseful plotline that included cryptic vignettes which helped increase television viewership.
Rotunda came from a line of wrestlers. His father Mike achieved prominence in the WWE as Irwin R. Schyster and in other promotions as Michael Wallstreet or by using his actual name.
Barry Windham, Rotunda’s uncle was a former wrestler who belonged to the illustrious Four Horsemen stable and was one of the most well-known athletes of the 1980s and early 1990s. Taylor, Rotunda’s brother is a WWE wrestler who has previously gone by the ring name Bo Dallas. You can follow us on Twitter and read our most recent posts to stay up to date on the newest news regarding other celebs’ demise, causes of death, autopsy reports, obituaries, and more.