Brian Lawler — the son of Jerry Lawler who wrestled under the names Brian Christopher and Grandmaster Sexay — died on Sunday after allegedly hanging himself in jail. He was 46.
The WWE confirmed his passing, saying in a statement, “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.”
According to ProWrestlingSheet.com, Lawler was rushed to the hospital on Saturday night. Lawler was arrested earlier this month for DUI and evading arrest and had been arrested earlier in the summer for allegedly skipping out on a hotel bill.
Lawler wrestled in the WWF from 1997-2001 and was best known as part of the Too Cool tag team, with Scotty 2 Hotty and Rikishi.
Since leaving the WWF in 2001, he has mostly bounced around in independent leagues before making a brief return at the NXT Arrival show in 2014.
Several prominent wrestlers, including Hulk Hogan, expressed their condolences on Twitter about Lawler’s passing.
RIP Brian Christopher thank you for always stealing the show my brother only love HH
— Hulk Hogan (@HulkHogan) July 29, 2018
Sorry to hear the passings of Nikolai Volkoff, Brian Christopher and Brickhouse Brown. A very sad day in the history of Sports Entertainment. #RIP
— Kurt Angle (@RealKurtAngle) July 29, 2018
So saddened today re: the deaths of @WWE HOFER Nikolai Volkoff, #BrickhouseBrown, once targeted to replace #JYD, and #BrianChristopher, the talented son of the great, @JerryLawler#RIPGentlemen #CondolencesToAll 🙏
— Jim Ross (@JRsBBQ) July 29, 2018
Condolences to Brian Christopher family and the family of Nikolai Volkoff.
— Honky Tonk Man® (@OfficialHTM) July 29, 2018