Former WCW and WWE wrestler Sean O’Haire has died at 43 years old. According to a report from TMZ, O’Haire was found dead in his Spartanburg, S.C. home on Tuesday, Sept. 9.
O’Haire debuted in WCW in 2000, remaining with the company until they were purchased by WWE in 2001. He then made his WWE debut and stayed with the company until 2004. Toward the end of his run with the company, he was paired with “Rowdy” Roddy Piper.
He later wrestled in Japan and attempted a career in MMA fighting, though his last fight was in 2007. The cause of O’Haire’s death hasn’t been determined, but foul play is not suspected to have played a role.
During a conference call with the media Wednesday, Sept. 10, WWE’s Executive Vice President of talent, live events and creative Paul “Triple H” Levesque spoke on behalf of the company, saying, “As everybody knows, I’d like to personally address my condolences to Sean O’Haire’s family, his friends and his fans. It’s a tragedy and I wanted to take a moment to offer my condolences on behalf of myself and WWE.”