Brian Christopher, who wrestled for WWE during the Attitude Era as a member of “Too Cool,” died on Sunday after he attemped suicide in his jail cell on Saturday night in Tennessse.
Christopher, who is the son of WWE Hall of Famer Jerry Lawler, has been in jail since an arrest on July 6 for DUI. On Saturday night, officers at the jail found that Christopher had hanged himself. He was rushed to a local hopsital and immediately put on life support. The family reportedly had him removed from life support on Sunday afternoon, and he died a short time later, surrounded by his family.
“WWE is saddened to learn that Brian Christopher Lawler, who is best known in WWE as Too Cool’s Grandmaster Sexay, has passed away,” WWE wrote in a statement. “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.”
Christopher was arrested just outside of Memphis earlier this month. When police pulled him over, he smelled of alcohol and had a 12-ounce open can of beer in the cup holder of his center console. Christopher had been in jail when bail set at $40,000, per TMZ.
Christopher, 46, began wrestling as a teenager. His father is not only a WWE Hall of Famer, but he’s one of the most iconic wrestlers in the history of the business, carrying the old Memphis territory for a few decades.
When Christopher made the WWE in the late-90’s, he was partnered up with “Scotty Too Hotty” and they eventually won a Tag Team Championship. Rikishi was also a member of the Too Cool group, and had some breakout success in the early-2000’s.
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