Former World Wrestling Entertainment star Brian Christopher Lawler died on Sunday at the age of 46, according to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation
Lawler Jerry "The King" Lawler's son, WWE Hall of Famer, was found in his cell in Hardeman County jail on Saturday morning told TBI in a statement:
"The paramedics administered CPR until paramedics arrived," the agency said. "Lawler was transported to the Regional One Medical Center in Memphis, where he died on Sunday afternoon."
An investigation is underway, although the authorities suspect no corruption, according to TBI.
"Many different stories and rumors about my brother today," wrote the brother of ex-wrestler Kevin Lawler on Facebook, where the family received a lot of support. "But 30 minutes ago he officially passed I love U and will miss U my brother! A very sad day today. Words can not describe."
Lawler had been in Hardeman County jail since July 7, when he was charged on charges of a revoked license and refusal of arrest on the part of DUI, TBI said.
"WWE is sadly learning that Brian Christopher Lawler, known in WWE as Too Cool's Grand Master Sexay, has died." WWE said in a statement . "Lawler, the son of WWE Hall of Famer Jerry & # 39; The King & # 39; Lawler, fought during the height of the Attitude Era, and WWE expresses his condolences to Lawler's family, friends and fans."
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The WWE also announced on Sunday Hall of Famer Nikolai Volkoff (née Josip Nikolai Peruzovic) died at the age of 70. He was best known for playing a Soviet wrestling figure from the Cold War era in the 1980s.
"As one of the greatest villains Sport Entertainment has ever seen, Volkoff's notorious rendition of the Soviet national anthem before his matches made him an icon in the eyes of the WWE Universe as a superstar they truly hated," WWE said ,