Kevin Nash has courageously spoken publicly about the tragic death of his son Tristen, who passed away recently at the age of 26 years old.
It was announced on October 20th that Tristen Nash, the son of wrestling legend Kevin Nash, passed away suddenly. The family issued this statement via Sean Ross Sapp on Fightful.
“On behalf of Kevin and Tamara Nash, I have to unfortunately report that their son Tristen Nash has tragically passed at the age of 26.
Tristen recently started working on Kevin’s new podcast and the two enjoyed their time together.
The Nash family asks if you could please respect their privacy during this time.”
The pro wrestling community including many of Nash’s friends in the business along with fans of wrestling have shown a lot of support for the former WWE and WCW World Champion.
In Nash’s family message after Tristen’s death, he mentioned how Tristen worked on Nash’s “Kliq This” podcast. With a heavy heart, Nash continued on with his podcast this week and released a new episode where he talked about his son’s life and death. Tristen is Nash’s only child.
Nash explained what happened to cause Tristen’s death.
“The seizure caused the cardiac arrest. He was basically dead in his room on the floor with the EMT working on him. They got him back and got him in the ambulance and they tried to save his life. So to the people at Halifax hospital, doctors and nurses, I thank you.”
“We both decided that we were going to stop drinking so it was a situation where you know we both went cold turkey. I don’t think either of us felt great because you stop drinking coffee for a day and you get a headache. I think we were both dealing with it.”
The two-time WWE Hall of Famer Nash mentioned that his son had some bad incidents with alcohol in his life.
“He had had a couple of incidents. We actually sat up here last Wednesday and in the course of the show, he drank four or five beers unbeknownst to me. I got pissed at him because he had a situation at the beginning of the year where he was hospitalized for almost 60 days.”
When Nash’s co-host Sean Oliver asked: “So you guys made the decision on Wednesday after the show (to stop drinking)?” Nash responded to it.
“After the show, and a week later, he passes. When you look back at things, it’s like, so he wasn’t feeling good. So we were kind of, my wife and I were just kind of like waiting on him hand and foot. We knew he was trying to do this. One of the things that if you WebMD that, one of the things of cold turkey is that you have an increased risk of having a seizure.”
Nash also revealed that his son was also autistic and had a very high IQ.
“My son was autistic. My son had Asperger’s. My son was very, very highly educated, very, very high IQ, but my son was autistic on top of all those things.”
It’s a very emotional episode of Kevin Nash pouring his heart out and talking about his son Tristen. Once again, everybody here at TJRWrestling sends our condolences to the family and friends of the Nash family.