TMZ is reporting that the former Pro-Wrestling star & MMA athlete Sean O’Haire (4-2) has committed suicide. Sean O’haire was found in his bedroom with a red rope tied around his neck and connected to the bedpost. O’Hare, 42 years old at the time of his death, had been reported to have a history of substance abuse and depression throughout his career.
Sean competed at Pride FC 32 and was defeated by Eric “Butterbean” Esch by TKO in the first round of their encounter. However he did rebound to win his last two fights.
Today WWE COO Triple H addressed the matter during a media conference call originally intended to promote the upcoming NXT event, “Fatal Four Way”.
Triple H told media, “As everybody knows, I’d like to personally address my condolences to Sean O’Haire’s family, his friends and his fans. It’s a tragedy and I wanted to take a moment to offer my condolences on behalf of myself and WWE.”
News of O’Haire’s passing leaked late last night via Scotty Riggs’s twitter account.
Just got a message that former wrestler Sean O' Haire has passed away. #RIPSeanOHaire
— RIGGS (@realscottyriggs) September 10, 2014
Shortly after an obituary page for O’Haire appeared on tributes.com. According to his obituary he is survived by his father, sister (Erin Alverson Haire of Spartanburg, SC), brothers (Andrew Renny Lands of Spartanburg, SC, Shane Cecil Joseph Haire of Rock Hill, SC & Shan Ezra Haire of Statesville, GA) and his pet “Theodore” the cat.
While most of his career was spent as a professional wrestler, O’Haire also competed in four kickboxing matches for K-1. He was also a 3 time WCW tag-team champion, twice with Mark Jindrak and once with Chuck Palumbo.
Sean and Chuck were major factors of the WWE Invasion storyline when WCW wrestlers were coming over to wreak havoc on WWE guys. Palumbo and O’Haire had the WCW Tag-titles going into that particular angle.