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Sad day for the wrestling community.
Former WWE Superstar Matt Anoa’i, better known as “Rosey,” passed away at the age of 47.
WWE confirmed the news Tuesday.
BREAKING: WWE is saddened to learn that Matt Anoa’i, known to WWE fans as Rosey, has passed away. https://t.co/uZljTDULkM
— WWE (@WWE) April 18, 2017
Rosey is the older brother of current WWE superstar Roman Reigns and son of WWE Hall of Famer Sika. It was way back in 2002 when Anoa’i debuted on ‘Raw’ with his cousin Jamal as part of the tag team, “3-Minute Warning.”
The Anoa’i family also issued the following statement regarding their loved one’s death:
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.