Words by Roman White and Jason Cordner


It was a tragic Sunday for the WWE and wrestling fans around the world, with reports that Brian Christopher Lawler passed away over the weekend. The professional wrestler, son of WWE legend Jerry Lawler, died on Sunday following an apparent suicide.

Christopher, who went by the ring name Grandmaster Sexay, reportedly hung himself in his jail cell outside of Memphis. The 46-year-old was hospitalized and put on life support before passing away, and had been jailed earlier this month.

According to TMZ Sports, the Lawler was arrested and placed in jail on July 7 for driving under the influence of alcohol and evading police. His bail was set at $40,000. The wrestler, who was going on his fourth week in prison, reportedly hung himself in jail.

Christopher’s passing is one of three deaths in the WWE community that happened on Sunday: Brickhouse Brown passed away on Sunday at age 57, after reportedly battling cancer, and Hall of Fame wrestler Nikolai Volkoff died at age 70 after dealing with heart problems, according to a NBC News report.

Former and active WWE Superstars sent their condolences to the Lawler family on Twitter. See below for some of the ones that stood out the most: