WWE has issued a statement following the death of Bray Wyatt.
Triple H had the grim job of announcing the passing of Windham Rotunda – better known to WWE fans as Bray Wyatt – at the age of just 36 on the 24th of August.
Wyatt returned to WWE after a hiatus in October 2022 but during his return only featured in one match for the company, when he defeated LA Knight at the 2023 Royal Rumble.
Sean Ross Sapp reported following the news of Bray Wyatt’s untimely passing that he had been given permission to share that Wyatt had suffered a heart attack at home, leading to his death.
WWE comments on death of Bray Wyatt
Now WWE has issued a statement on Wyatt’s passing, paying tribute to the man who once held the richest prize in the company, the WWE Championship:
“WWE is saddened to learn that Windham Rotunda, also known as Bray Wyatt, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 24, at age 36.
“Known for his captivating performances and incredible in-ring presence, Wyatt was a defining Superstar of his generation and accomplished many feats in WWE, including becoming WWE Champion in 2017.
“From his leadership of The Wyatt Family alongside Luke Harper, Erick Rowan, and Braun Strowman to his enthralling time as “The Fiend,” Wyatt embarked on an incredible career and saw several iconic rivalries with Superstars such as John Cena, Randy Orton and The Undertaker.
“WWE extends its condolences to Rotunda’s family, friends and fans.”
Stars such as Alexa Bliss, The Rock, and Braun Strowman have led the numerous tributes to Wyatt online as the wrestling world tries to get its head around this tragedy.