3 Former Wrestling Stars Reported Dead This Weekend
The circumstances surrounding their deaths are separate but they were forever joined in life by the sport of professional wrestling. Over the weekend the sport lost three well-known names, WWE Hall of Famer Nikolai Volkoff, WWE's "Grandmaster Sexay" Brian Christopher Lawler and pro wrestler Frederick "Brickhouse Brown" Seawright.
According to a report Lawler, son of wrestling legend Jerry Lawler, died of self-inflicted injuries that occurred while he was incarcerated at a facility just outside of Memphis Tennesee. Lawler had been arrested and charged with DUI earlier in July.
Volkoff who enraged fans with his act as an over the top Soviet character was often paired with the Iron Sheik. It was a combination that played well into the WWE storylines. Volkoff, whose real name was Josip Nikolai Peruzovic, was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2005. He was 70 at the time of his passing.
Frederick "Brickhouse Brown" Seawright also passed away over the weekend. It was reported that Seawright died from cancer at the age of 58. Seawright had wrestled professionally since 1982. He was 57 at the time of his passing.