Windham Rotunda, famous as Bray Wyatt, passed away at just 36. The news of his death left the wrestling fraternity and fans in deep shock. With immediate effect, everyone started scrolling through their social media feeds and browsing the internet to learn about Bray Wyatt’s cause of death.
I got a WhatsApp message from my friend who shared an Instagram screenshot of this incident. At first, I couldn’t believe it and tried to verify the news by googling it. After reality hit me, I was like, “What? A sudden heart attack took his life at an early age?
Being his die-hard fan, I couldn’t digest the news of Bray Wyatt’s demise and felt emotional pain in my heart. I must admit it! It was very painful for me to accept that I would not see the WWE champion again in the ring.
After gathering some courage, I decided to share the right information on this subject. So, I am writing this post with an aching heart to inform every fan how Bray died and what happened to him.
Experienced Heart Issues Following Covid-19 Infection
As per his close sources, Bray suffered from Covid and it affected his heart severely by leading to multiple complications in it. He was away from the ring for some time (from August 2018 to 2019 due to his illnesses.
Lately, the champion wrestler had been living with his fiancee, JoJo Offerman (a former WWE announcer). Reportedly, he was asleep when he suffered a heart attack.
JoJo noticed Bray’s alarm kept ringing for an hour without stopping. It created a doubt in her mind and he checked on him. Unfortunately, his body had turned blue and he wasn’t breathing at all.
After giving him the first aid, his family rushed him to the hospital where he was administered the necessary treatment. But nothing helped to save him and the doctors declared him dead.
As per sources, the doctors asked him to keep using a heart defibrillator to tackle heart complications. However, this medical equipment wasn’t with him at the time of his death.
Announcement of His Death Left Everyone in Shock
Officially, WWE Chief Content Officer Paul Levesque (popular as Triple H) informed through X about this tragic news. Expressing his thoughts and condolences on Bray Wyatt’s death, he asked everyone to respect his family’s privacy.
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
Also, Sean Ross Sapp, the Wrestling reporter told via X that Bray Wyatt suffered a heart attack following the COVID-induced health issues he faced.
After these painful announcements about the reason for Bray Wyatt’s death, his fans went into shock. And every WWE fan started offering his reaction via social media platforms expressing his feelings and thoughts on this painful incident.
Tributes Pour in from the Wrestling World
Soon, Bray Wyatt’s fellow wrestlers and partners started offering their condolences to his family. Clearly, their heartfelt and emotional messages showed what they felt on knowing about it.
Wrestlers like Matt Hardy, Triple H, Miz, John Cena, and Dwayne Johnson offered their tributes to the late wrestler. Not just this, WWE Universe is thinking of new ways to pay tribute to his legacy.
Devastated by the news of the passing of Windham Rotunda. My heart goes out to the entire Rotunda family. Windham brought the best out of me in so many ways. I’m forever grateful for the moments we shared. A sad day for all those he reached around the world. RIP.
— John Cena (@JohnCena) August 25, 2023
Charismatic and Talented WWE Wrestler Left Too Early
Unlike other wrestlers, Bray Wyatt had a high appeal among his fans. And I must emphasize that it wasn’t due to just his wrestling career but also due to his charismatic personality.
After his debut in the wrestling world in 2009, he did everything to continue the legacy of his two generations. Counted as one of the best WWE Wrestlers, Wyatt along with Erick Rowan and Luke Harper formed a trio that appeared in the ring together in 2012. In the following years, the trio separated and reunited but finally parted ways in 2017.
During his wrestling career, Bray won the WWE and Universal Championships. Also, he held the Raw and SmackDown Tag Team Titles with his partners.
Bray kept entertaining his fans to the fullest till his last match. Without any doubt, it was the reason why he is considered the creative genius of the wrestling arena. His character “The Fiend” garnered a great response and popularity among WWE fans.
As a result, Bray Wyatt’s death has left an unfillable void in his fans’ lives. I would enjoy his character transitions from time to time. And that’s what kept me involved with his artistic ability and wrestling talent.
His inherent ability to tie a strong bond with his fans made him everyone’s favorite. In his last match, the Fiend fought against LA Knight at Royal Rumble 2023 in a pitch-black match.
Soon, the news of Wyatt’s re-entry started circulating and everyone got excited to see him again. But now, it is not possible to see him again as he is no more.
I know you aren’t happy after knowing that Bray Wyatt’s cause of death was a Heart Attack. The WWE Champion is survived by his two daughters he had with his first wife, Samantha (m. 2012-17). With his fiancee JoJo Offerman, he had a son “Knash Sixx” and a daughter “Hyrie Von”.
Born on May 23, 1987, in Brooksville, Florida, Bray left the world too early at just 36. His death has left an unforgettable emptiness in the hearts of wrestling lovers.
Now, all I can do is pray for his soul to rest in peace. We will not forget him for his contribution to the wrestling world.