Ex-WWE Wrestler Found Dead of Apparent Suicide

43-year-old Sean O'Haire was known for his mysterious 'Devil's Advocate' character
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 11, 2014 8:52 AM CDT
Ex-WWE Wrestler Found Dead of Apparent Suicide
Wrestler Sean O'Haire reportedly committed suicide at age 43.   (Celeb Update)

Just months after losing the Ultimate Warrior, WWE has lost another of its own. Sean O'Haire, a 43-year-old former professional wrestler best known for his dark "Devil's Advocate" character, died Monday of an apparent suicide in South Carolina, E! Online reports. According to police reports seen by E!, officers were called to a home in Spartanburg Tuesday morning: O'Haire's dad was in the kitchen and O'Haire's body was sprawled on the floor of a bedroom, with a rope around his neck and around a bedpost.

O'Haire, whose real last name was Haire, started his wrestling career in the WCW in 2000 before ending up in WWE, where he suplexed and drop-kicked until 2004 before transitioning into kickboxing and the MMA; he also tried his hand as a hairstylist, TMZ reports. The local coroner tells TMZ that the cause of death is still unclear, though foul play isn't suspected; toxicology reports are pending. Hollywood Life features reactions from friends and colleagues on social media, with one fellow wrestler relaying how O'Haire once looked out for him on the mat when he had a shoulder injury. "WWE extends its condolences to Sean Christopher Haire's family, friends, and fans on his passing," the WWE said in a statement. (WHO says someone commits suicide every 40 seconds.)

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