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WWE Announces Death Of Former Wrestling Star

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Reports surfaced earlier today regarding the suspected death of former WWE star Brian Cristopher Lawler, who is known inside the ring as Grandmaster Sexay.

This evening, the WWE confirmed the news.

From the WWE:

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.

Lawler was reportedly on life support after hanging himself in a jail cell, per TMZ Sports.

The son of famed wrestler Jerry Lawler tried to hang himself Saturday night and he is now on life support ... TMZ Sports has learned.

Brian Christopher Lawler, once a wrestler himself, attempted to commit suicide in his jail cell outside Memphis

TMZ Sports broke the story ... Brian was arrested earlier this month for DUI after leading cops on a chase.

Our thoughts are with Brian's family and friends. May he rest in peace.