Brian Christopher Lawler is dead.
According to E! News, this was confirmed by the WWE in a statement which read:
Lawler reportedly was serving time in prison, and speaking about the condition of his passing, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said the star was found in his cell Saturday evening. “Corrections officers administered CPR until paramedics arrived,” TBI told E! News. “Lawler was transported to Regional One Medical Center in Memphis where he died Sunday afternoon.”
This sad news comes hours after WWE Hall of Famer Nikolai Volkoff was confirmed dead at the age of 70.
Presently, an investigation is underway to determine the cause of Lawler’s death, however officials already hinted that they do not suspect any foul play.
TBI also said an investigation is underway; however, officials do not suspect foul play. Lawler had been held at the Hardeman County Jail since July 7 for charges of driving under the influence, driving on a revoked license and evading arrest.