The WWE paid tribute to the late Windham Rotunda, better known by his wrestling name Bray Wyatt, on Friday.
On Thursday, Triple H announced that Rotunda had suddenly passed away at the age of 36.
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
Fightful’s Sean Ross Sapp revealed that Rotunda had gotten COVID earlier this year that exacerbated a heart condition. While in recovery, Rotunda suffered a fatal heart attack on Thursday.
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
During the latest taping of Smackdown, WWE wrestlers and fans in attendance sang Wyatt’s theme song “got the whole world in his hands” and began chanting “Thank You Bray.’
The whole crowd in Louisville singing "He's got the whole world in his hands" for Bray Wyatt.
— Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful.com (@SeanRossSapp) August 26, 2023
WWE fans chant "Thank You Bray" and sing "He's got the whole world in his hands" pic.twitter.com/xZXPcrpbWg
— CJ Fogler account may or may not be notable (@cjzero) August 26, 2023
Here’s the tribute video the WWE released in honor of Bray Wyatt.