WWE star Bray Wyatt died suddenly last week, leaving his fans, colleagues, and devastated family stunned.
As Slay News reported, Wyatt died in his sleep at just 36 years old.
Wyatt, whose real name is Windham Rotunda, was found dead last Thursday.
WWE Chief Content Officer Paul Levesque announced Wyatt’s death on social media, saying he “unexpectedly passed,” but no details were known about the cause.
According to a report from People, citing a source, a coroner has now confirmed that Wyatt died of a heart attack.
The outlet reported that Wyatt had seen a doctor earlier in the day about an undisclosed “heart condition.”
Levesque, known in pro wrestling as Triple H, announced the 36-year-old’s death on social media.
“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,” he wrote on Twitter/X
“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
On Friday night, WWE kicked off programming with tributes to Wyatt, and Terry Funk who died earlier last week.
The company also paid tribute to the wrestling stars on Monday night.
All Elite Wrestling also sent their condolences to Wyatt and Funk during the All In show over the weekend.
The news of Wyatt’s death was a devastating revelation as a report surfaced earlier this month that he had been given the all-clear to return to wrestling.
The former champion was nearing a return to the ring after battling a “life-threatening illness.”
Wyatt returned to the WWE in October 2022 and was in a couple of programs.
However, he was sidelined with health issues before WrestleMania 39.