WWE Star Bray Wyatt’s Cause Of Death Confirmed After He Died ‘Unexpectedly’ Aged 36

The cause of WWE star Bray Wyatt's death has been confirmed.
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The cause of WWE star Bray Wyatt’s death has been confirmed.

The wrestling world was plunged into sorrow as the untimely passing of Wyatt, known in real life as Windham Rotunda, was announced at the age of 36.

The tragic news broke through a heartfelt message shared by WWE chief content officer Triple H on August 24, leaving fans and fellow wrestlers in shock.

Triple H conveyed the heartbreaking news on social media, sharing that he had received a call from WWE Hall of Famer Mike Rotunda, who confirmed the unexpected demise of their WWE family member, Windham Rotunda, also recognised as the enigmatic Bray Wyatt.

The former wrestler expressed his condolences, asking for privacy and respect for the grieving family during this challenging time.

In an official statement, WWE said: “WWE is saddened to learn that Windham Rotunda, also known as Bray Wyatt, passed away on Thursday August 24 at age 36.

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“Known for his captivating performances and incredible in-ring presence, Wyatt was a defining superstar of his generation.”

The wrestling community learned the cause of Bray Wyatt’s tragic passing through wrestling reporter Sean Ross Sapp’s social media update.

Sapp revealed that he had received permission to disclose that the wrestler had contracted COVID-19, which had exacerbated underlying heart issues.

Although he had been making positive strides toward recovery, the 36-year-old faced an unexpected heart attack that led to his untimely demise.

Sapp urged the public to honour the family’s request for privacy during this emotionally taxing period.

Bray Wyatt’s wrestling lineage was deeply rooted.

Born to parents Mike and Stephanie Rotunda, he came from a family steeped in the wrestling tradition.

His father, grandfather Robert Deroy Windham, and uncles Barry and Kendall Windham all had their ties with WWE, making his connection to the sport a rich and storied one.

As news of Bray Wyatt’s passing spread, a flood of tributes poured in from his fellow wrestlers, attesting to his impactful presence both in and out of the ring.

Mick Foley, a respected figure in the wrestling world, hailed him as a ‘true visionary’ and one of the most compelling personalities the sport had ever witnessed.

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson expressed his heartbreak, revealing his immense respect and affection for Windham and the Rotunda family.

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Cedric Alexander remembered Windham as someone always willing to share advice and stories during their time on the road, highlighting his amiable nature.

Titus O’Neil paid tribute to his roles as a father, husband, brother, friend, and son, showcasing the multifaceted persona of the man behind the Bray Wyatt character.

The outpouring of tributes focused not only on Bray Wyatt’s undeniable talent in the ring but also on his genuine kindness and the positive impact he had on those around him.

As the wrestling community grapples with this profound loss, their thoughts and condolences continue to pour in, honouring the memory of a wrestler who left an indelible mark on the world of sports entertainment.

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Written by Cal Gaunt

Cal is a former content editor at IGV who specialised in writing trending and entertainment news. He previously worked as a news reporter at the Lancashire Telegraph and earned an NCTJ in Sports Journalism.