By Jason Powell, ProWrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)
Windham Rotunda, who wrestled as Bray Wyatt, died on Thursday at age 36. WWE executive Paul Levesque revealed the news on social media and stated that it was shared with him by Rotunda’s father Mike.
Update: Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful.com reports that the cause of death was a heart attack. Sapp added that Rotunda caught COVID earlier this year, which “exacerbated a heart issue.”
Powell’s POV: Simply put, 36 is way too young. Rotunda leaves behind four young children. My condolences to Rotunda’s family, friends, and fans.
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. Our thoughts are with his family and we ask that everyone respect their…
— Triple H (@TripleH) August 24, 2023
I was given permission to reveal that earlier this year Windham Rotunda (Bray Wyatt) got COVID that exacerbated a heart issues.
There was a lot of positive progress towards a return and his recovery. Unfortunately today he suffered a heart attack and passed away.
— Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful.com (@SeanRossSapp) August 25, 2023