Former WWE Superstar Brian Christopher Lawler aka “Grandmaster Sexay” Dead at 46

July 29, 2018

 

Brian Christopher Lawler, former WWE Superstar and WWF Tag Team Champion, died on Sunday at the age of 46.

Lawler's passing was confirmed by both Wrestling Observer's Dave Meltzer and Wrestling Inc.'s Chris Featherstone. 

 

 

According to a source close to the family, Brian Lawler has passed away at age 46," Featherstone wrote. "I was informed that he has indeed passed away, but the family is not ready to release a statement yet."

Lawler was hospitalized on Saturday night following a reported suicide attempt where he attempted to hang himself inside a jail cell.

 

As the son of WWE Hall of Famer Jerry "The King" Lawler, Lawler originally wrestled for the World Wrestling Federation from 1997-2001, earning popularity as a member of the dancing faction Too Cool where he was known as "Grandmaster Sexay." He and his tag team partner Scotty 2 Hotty won the WWF World Tag Team Championships on an episode of Raw Is War in May 2000, defeating Edge and Christian.


Lawler was arrested back on July 7 for DUI and evading arrest in Tennessee. His previous run-ins with the law included getting arrested in June for attempting to leaving a Memphis Hampton Inn hotel without paying his bill. Back in 2009 he was arrested on three separate occasions — once for disorderly conduct, once for public intoxication and once for not attending an in-patient treatment center as agreed upon in a plea deal.

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