WWE superstar Bray Wyatt, whose real name was Windham Rotunda, tragically passed away at the age of 36. Recent reports indicate that Wyatt was not wearing an external heart defibrillator at the time of his death. It was revealed that Wyatt had been dealing with heart complications that stemmed from a COVID-19 infection he contracted in March 2023.
WWE Superstar Bray Wyatt
On the day of his passing, Wyatt had told his girlfriend, JoJo Offerman, that he was going to take a nap. About an hour later, Offerman became concerned when she heard an alarm going off. She found Wyatt in bed, not breathing. Law enforcement sources shared that Wyatt’s immediate family informed the police about his heart condition, mentioning a “weak lower part of his heart.”
In the same week leading up to his death, Wyatt had been hospitalized due to his heart issues. He had a follow-up appointment with doctors on the day he died, during which he was advised to continue wearing an external heart defibrillator. This device is designed to assist individuals who might experience a sudden cardiac arrest.
Unfortunately, investigators discovered that Wyatt was not wearing the device at the time of his passing. It was later found in his car. It is impossible to determine whether or not the device would have made a difference in his case.
Bray Wyatt’s cause of death was ultimately determined to be a heart attack. It is a tragic and untimely loss for the WWE community and fans worldwide. Wyatt was known for his unique character and talented performances in the ring. His passing has left a void in the wrestling world, and many are mourning the loss of a beloved superstar.
Health complications resulting from COVID-19 have been a concern since the beginning of the pandemic. Wyatt’s case highlights the potential long-term effects the virus can have on individuals, even young and seemingly healthy individuals like professional athletes. It serves as a reminder of the importance of taking precautions and seeking medical attention when experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.
The wrestling community and fans continue to extend their condolences to Wyatt’s family and friends during this difficult time. His impact on the industry will be remembered, and he will be greatly missed.