WWE star Bray Wyatt has reportedly passed away at 36 years of age.
On Thursday afternoon, WWE’s Triple H announced the passing of Wyatt, whose real name is Windham Rotunda.
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 privacy at this time.
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
Wyatt had been dealing with an undisclosed illness that has kept him away from the ring for months but the illness or his cause of death have yet to be revealed.
The latest we knew was Bray Wyatt was getting close to being cleared to return to WWE after battling a life-threatening illness.
Today he has suddenly passed away at the age of 36.
RIP Bray Wyatt. pic.twitter.com/5aT0uwO0xZ
— Wrestle Ops (@WrestleOps) August 24, 2023
Fans remembered Wyatt on social media after news of passing was announced.
Bray Wyatt has passed away at 36 years old, he helped give us one of the best moments of Bryan Danielson’s WWE run.
Takes a special character to get a crowd to react like this. Rest in peace🕊️
— 🅰️🅾️ (@KXNGAO) August 24, 2023
When Bray Wyatt was on, he was ON.
Of all the stuff he did in WWE, I always loved his goodbye promo from NXT.
One of the best WWE babyface promos in years and years – it’s a shame this version of Bray didn’t get to be a face. He would’ve been incredible.
Rest in peace. pic.twitter.com/sbJ3DurbzU
— Tom. (@NotThatTomGreen) August 24, 2023
RIP Windham Rotunda
This was Bray Wyatt's debut on NXT, just over 10 years ago
— On This Day in WWE (@OTD_in_WWE) August 24, 2023
one of my favorite moments in wrestling, RIP Bray Wyatt, a legend and one of the most creative minds in the the business. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/dX8RDYzuQ3
— mister j (@brandnewdrip) August 24, 2023