Professional wrestler Bray Wyatt, known for his unique character and in-ring performances, has died at the age of 36. The cause of death has not been released.
Wyatt, whose real name was Windham Rotunda, made his WWE debut in 2012. He quickly rose to prominence, becoming one of the company's most popular wrestlers. He was known for his dark and twisted character, which he often used to great effect in the ring.
Wyatt won numerous championships during his WWE career, including the WWE Championship, the Universal Championship, and the WWE Tag Team Championship. He was also a two-time Money in the Bank winner.
Wyatt's death is a major loss for the WWE and its fans. He was a talented wrestler and a charismatic performer who entertained millions of people around the world. He will be deeply missed.
The WWE released a statement on Wyatt's death, saying, "WWE is saddened to learn that Windham Rotunda, also known as Bray Wyatt, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 24, at age 36," the statement read. "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."
Paul "Triple H" Levesque, WWE executive, in a statement announced Wyatt’s death on Thursday via Twitter (now known as X).
"Just received a call from WWE Hall of Famer Mike Rotunda who informed us of the tragic news that our WWE family member for life Windham Rotunda - also known as Bray Wyatt - unexpectedly passed earlier today," he wrote. "Our thoughts are with his family and we ask that everyone respect their privacy at this time."