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    Former WWE star Brian Christopher Lawler dead at age 46

    Jul 30, 2018

    MEMPHIS, Tennessee — Authorities said former World Wrestling Entertainment star Brian Christopher Lawler has died after attempting suicide in his jail cell.

    The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said the 46-year-old son of WWE Hall of Fame wrestler Jerry "The King" Lawler was found hanging in his cell on Saturday (Sunday, Manila time). The agency said officers performed CPR and Lawler was taken to a hospital in Memphis, where he died Sunday.

    Authorities are investigating.

    Lawler was placed in the Hardeman County Jail on July 7. The agency said he was booked on charges of driving under the influence, driving on a revoked license and evading arrest.

    In a statement, WWE said Lawler, "who is best known in WWE as Too Cool's Grandmaster Sexay," competed during the height of the "Attitude Era."

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