Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart is dead.
According to E! News, the news of his death was first shared by WWE on Monday, and also confirmed by Kevin Doll of the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office, who said that preliminary information indicates that Neidhart fell at his home, hit his head and succumbed to his injury.
The officer noted that no foul play was suspected, that the Sherrif office got the call about the tragedy at 6:37 a.m. and that coroner has released Neidhart’s body to the funeral.
One of those who have taken to social media to mourn the former wrestler is former colleague, B. Brian Blair, who tweeted: “So sad to announce the passing of my friend and longtime colleague, Jim ‘The Anvil’ Neidhart. Your thoughts and prayers for the family are deeply appreciated!”
This comes nearly two weeks after former WWE stars Brian Christopher Lawler and Nikolai Volkoff died.
Neidhart, who is the brother-in-law to Bret “Hit Man” Hart, earned the alias “The Anvil” after winning an anvil throwing contest. He last wrestled in 1997.
Neidhart is survived by his wife and children, including WWE star Natalya Neidhart.
He was 63-year-old.