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Another athlete passed away too soon, leaving fans and fellow athletes alike shocked and saddened.

WWE star professional wrestler Bray Wyatt passed away unexpectedly on Thursday. WWE’s creative head Paul “Triple H” Levesque announced the sad news on Thursday on X (formerly Twitter):

Just got a call from WWE Hall of Famer Mike Rotunda, who told us about the sad news that a lifelong member of our WWE family, Windham Rotunda – also known as Bray Wyatt – passed away unexpectedly earlier today. Our thoughts are with his family and we ask that everyone respect his privacy at this time.

new york post notes Wyatt won the WWE Championship once and the promotion’s Universal Championship twice. He was also a part of two tag-team championship teams.

The cause of Wyatt’s death is currently unknown. Post informed of Wyatt was battling an undisclosed “life-threatening illness” earlier this year but was close to returning to WWE. No autopsy has been scheduled as of the time of this writing.

Fans and fellow wrestlers were shocked to hear the news of Wyatt’s passing.

WWE legend and movie star Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson also mourned the death of his former rival.

According to Wrestling Ops, WWE is in the process of setting up their website so that the funds raised from Wyatt’s merchandise can be given directly to his family.

Wyatt is Survived by his fiancée, former WWE ring announcer JoJo Offerman, and their two children and two children from a previous relationship.

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