Former World Wrestling entertainment star Brian Christopher Lawler died Sunday at the age of 46, in line with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.
Lawler, the son of WWE Hall of Fame wrestler jerry “The King” Lawler, was found hanging in his cell at the Hardeman County Jail on Saturday morning, TBI said in an exceedingly statement.
“Corrections officers administered CPR till paramedics arrived,” the agency said. “Lawler was transported to Regional One heart in Memphis wherever he died Sunday afternoon.”
An investigation is underway, although authorities don’t suspect foul play, in line with TBI.
“Lots of various stories and rumors concerning my brother nowadays,” the previous wrestler’s brother Kevin Lawler wrote on Facebook, wherever the family received an outpouring of support. “But as of half-hour ago he has formally passed. i really like U and can miss U my brother! a awfully unhappy day nowadays. Words can’t describe.”
Lawler had been in Hardeman County Jail since July 7, once he was set-aside on charges of DUI, driving on a revoked license and evading arrest, TBI said.
“WWE is saddened to find out that Brian patron saint Lawler, who is best known in WWE as Too Cool’s participant Sexay, has passed away,” WWE said in an exceedingly statement. “Lawler,who is that the son of WWE Hall of Famer Hun ‘The King’ Lawler, competed throughout the peak of the angle Era. WWE extends its condolences to Lawler’s family, friends and fans.”
The WWE on Sunday also announced that Hall of Famer Nikolai Volkoff (né Josip Nikolai Peruzovic) died at the age of seventy. He was best known for taking part in a chilly War-era Soviet wrestling character within the Eighties.
“As one of the best villains sports-entertainment had ever seen, Volkoff’s infamous rendition of the Soviet anthem before his matches created him an immediate icon within the eyes of the WWE Universe as somebody they honestly wanted to hate,” WWE said.