Matt Anoa’i, who worked as Rosey in WWE, died at age 47. WWE.com ran the following statement from the Anoa’i family:
“The Anoa’i family is mourning the loss of Sika’s son, Matt aka Rosey, due to an untimely death.
“We want to let his fans know that he loved them and the wrestling world so much. In his passing, he left three beautiful young children and a heartbroken family. Please respect the privacy of his children and family as they mourn the loss of this kind, loving, gentle man, who was a father, son, brother and a superhero to us all.
“Our family appreciates your prayers and continued support during this very difficult time.”
Powell’s POV: Matt is the son of Sika and the brother of WWE star Roman Reigns. There is no cause of death listed, but he had been dealing with heart issues in recent years. My heartfelt condolences go out to the Anoa’i on their loss.
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