Windham Rotunda, known as Bray Wyatt, dead at age 36 after battling serious health issue recently
We are sad to learn that WWE Superstar Bray Wyatt has passed away. The news was broken on Twitter by Rotunda’s employer, Paul “Triple H” Levesque, who says he received the news from Rotunda’s father. Rotunda was 36 years old.
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
Rotunda worked in WWE from 2009 to 2021, when he was released. He returned to the company a year later, to much fanfare, at the Extreme Rules premium live event, where he began performing an intricate storyline involving a character called Uncle Howdy (portrayed by his brother, former WWE star Bo Dallas) and Alexa Bliss. The story was apparently tabled, however, following Rotunda’s match with LA Knight at the 2023 Royal Rumble. Afterward, Rotunda began a feud with Bobby Lashley prior to WrestleMania 39, but was removed from television due to an undisclosed illness, which was later said to have threatened both his career and his life. Until this news, the worst seemed to have passed; as recently as August 10, wrestling media outlets were reporting that Wyatt was recovering and moving in the direction of being medically cleared to return.
Bray Wyatt’s passing hit the entire pro wrestling world in huge way, and our hearts go out to his entire family at this time. It seems that WWE is making plans to ensure that his family is taken care of financially through their online store. As this tragic loss is still setting in, we now know his cause of death.