In tragic news from the world of WWE, former WCW and WWE wrestler Sean O’Haire was found dead in his bedroom Tuesday morning. It seems he hanged himself with a rope tied to the bedpost.
O’Haire, who was known in the wrestling world for his mysterious “Devil’s Advocate” character was just 43 years-old at the time of his death.
The wrestler, full name Sean Christopher Haire, was born in Atlanta and according to an online obituary on the J.F. Floyd website died Monday, “He was a very gentle and kind person that studied Buddhism and was employed as a personal trainer at Exzel Fitness in Spartanburg,” noted the website.
Sean O’Haire is best remembered in the world of WWE wrestling for sporting a trench coat as well as his trademark spider and flame tattoos. He was portrayed by the WWE as a “Devil’s Advocate” character who encouraged fans to break the law, skip church on Sunday and to embrace their vices and give into their desires.
Tv Guide reported that O’Haire made his debut to the WCW in 2000 and took part in WWF match-ups back in the day and on a 2003 episode of Smackdown, with the help of “Rowdy” Roddy Piper. O’Haire also fought against Hulk Hogan, who competed as Mr. America.
WWE released a statement of condolence regarding the tragic and intimately death of one of its wrestlers, “WWE extends its condolences to Sean Christopher Haire’s family, friends and fans on his passing.”
Sean O’Haire achieved a lot in his life. He was married twice and divorced twice as he revealed in a 2012 interview with South magazine. In his life, he also found himself on the receiving end of the long arm of the law after he was arrested on suspicion of assault and battery against two women at a nightclub in Spartanburg. The charges were ultimately dropped.
In addition to his success in the WWE, Haire was also a talented MMA fighter with his last fight in that arena being in 2007.