Champion Passes Unexpectedly At Age 47

April 18, 2017Apr 18, 2017

Former professional wrestler Matthew ‘Matt’ Anoa’i, most famous for his time in the WWE as ‘Rosey’, passed away unexpectedly at age 47.

WWE confirmed the sad news of the champion’s death on Tuesday, but the cause of death was not released to the public.

He has received tag team championship awards multiple times with various partners in years past. His younger brother is also a WWE champion: Roman Reigns.

His family released the following statement:

"The Anoa'i family is mourning the loss of Sika's son, Matt aka Rosey, due to an untimely death. We want to let his fans know that he loved them and the wrestling world so much. In his passing, he left three beautiful young children and a heartbroken family.”

"Please respect the privacy of his children and family as they mourn the loss of this kind, loving, gentle man, who was a father, son, brother and a superhero to us all. Our family appreciates your prayers and continued support during this very difficult time."

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