We confirmed earlier in an update that Old School WWF Attitude Era wrestler Brian Christopher (a.k.a Grandmaster Sexay) has indeed passed away. He was 46 years old.
Below is the complete update from Memphis Wrestling:
“Brian was rushed to a hospital last night (Saturday, July 28) after he was found hanging in his cell in the Hardeman County jail–where he was being held on DUI charges since early this month. At the hospital, unable to breathe on his own, he was placed on a medical ventilator until this morning (Sunday, July 28). According to Paula Lawler, they kept Brian alive until Jerry could get there to kiss him good bye.”
WWE issued the following statement regarding Brian’s death:
Brian Christopher passes away
“WWE is saddened to learn that Brian Christopher Lawler, who is best known in WWE as Too Cool’s Grandmaster Sexay, has passed away. Lawler, who is the son of WWE Hall of Famer Jerry “The King” Lawler, competed during the height of the Attitude Era. WWE extends its condolences to Lawler’s family, friends and fans.”
Below is how the wrestling world reacted to Brian’s passing:
RIP Brian Christopher thank you for always stealing the show my brother only love HH
— Hulk Hogan (@HulkHogan) July 29, 2018
Sorry to hear the passings of Nikolai Volkoff, Brian Christopher and Brickhouse Brown. A very sad day in the history of Sports Entertainment. #RIP
— Kurt Angle (@RealKurtAngle) July 29, 2018
So saddened today re: the deaths of @WWE HOFER Nikolai Volkoff, #BrickhouseBrown, once targeted to replace #JYD, and #BrianChristopher, the talented son of the great, @JerryLawler#RIPGentlemen #CondolencesToAll ?
— Jim Ross (@JRsBBQ) July 29, 2018
RIP Brian Christopher. I think I had every piece of Too Cool merch in 2000.
— Zack Ryder (@ZackRyder) July 29, 2018
Sadly, Nicolai, Brickhouse Brown & Brian Christopher all have passed. Unimaginable pain for @JerryLawler My heart goes out to him. Very sad day for the business I love. ?
— Frankie Kazarian (@FrankieKazarian) July 29, 2018
Rest in Peace Brian Christopher…..Way too young…..
— Brian Heffron aka The Blue Meanie (@BlueMeanieBWO) July 29, 2018
This day only getting worse. RIP Brickhouse Brown and Grand Master Brian Christopher. Sincerest Condolences to the King! ?
— Jimmy Korderas (@jimmykorderas) July 29, 2018
I did not know Brian Christopher. He was fired from WWE the day I did my Invasion run in, in Calgary, and returned on my last day on the main roster, again in Calgary. An amazing coincidence. #RIP
— Lance Storm (@LanceStorm) July 29, 2018
I imagine a lot of people close to him did as well. Brian was pretty wild, but he was always cool to me and always made me laugh. I really hate this. https://t.co/GBiMUq3SbX
— Hurricane Helms (@ShaneHelmsCom) July 29, 2018
Praying for the families of the departed now. Brian was special to me at a really special time in my life. Nikolai and my dad were good friends. Brickhouse and my late brother Brad were close. #RIPBROTHERS God bless the families!
— Brian G. James (@WWERoadDogg) July 29, 2018
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