Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Sean O'Haire Has Died

O'Haire, seen here during his first appearance with WWE, was 43
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Late last night, former WCW wrestler Scotty Riggs announced on Twitter that Sean O'Haire passed away. O'Haire, whose real name was Sean Christopher Haire, was aged 43 at the time of his passing. No cause has been announced yet. According to Vaughn Johnson's report at, a celebration of his life will be held Saturday, September 13, in his hometown of Spartanburg, SC at 1 PM local time.

O'Haire was a graduate of the World Championship Wrestling Power Plant, and debuted for the company in 2000. He was part of the stable of young bucks known as the Natural Born Thrillers, which included Mark Jindrak, Chuck Palumbo, Mike Sanders, and Reno. His contract was one of the many that came with WCW's purchase by the WWE in 2001. He initially started in a tag team with Palumbo, but was eventually sent to Ohio Valley Wrestling when it was still WWE's developmental territory. In early 2003, he debuted in a new character, one who "wasn't telling you anything you already didn't know." Although this hedonistic character had a lot of critical acclaim, it failed to garner any major momentum with crowds. O'Haire floundered in the company until November of 2003, when he suffered injuries in a motorcycle accident. Early in 2004, he was released from his contract.

O'Haire went onto compete as a kickboxer and a mixed-martial arts fighter off and on over the last decade. He settled down into private life in South Carolina, entering the public eye mainly for his proclivity towards abusing his various significant others. May those who were close to him, including his son Theodore, find peace and solace in their time of pain.

ETA: TMZ is reporting that O'Haire committed suicide by hanging, and was found by his father. Awful.