So sad. Former WCW and WWE wrestler Sean O’Haire, whose real name is Sean Haire, died from an apparent suicide on Sept. 9, according to a new report.
Sean Haire, known as Sean O’Haire in his professional wrestling career, reportedly died in his home on Sept. 9 at age 43. Police tell TMZ Sean was found in his bedroom, beside his bed, with a rope tied around his neck and connected to the bedpost.
Sean O’Haire Dead — Former WCW & WWE Wrester Dies At 43
Sean spent six years competing in World Wrestling Entertainment and World Championship Wrestling.
Interestingly, Sean was the first major WWE star to crossover into MMA — he made the jump in September 2004. Along with competing in MMA, Sean also dabbled in the world of professional kickboxing. Later, he became a hair stylist.
The WWE released a statement, following Sean’s tragic death.
“WWE extends its condolences to Sean Christopher Haire’s family, friends and fans on his passing. Haire performed under the name ‘Sean O’Haire,’ and was under contract with WWE from 2001-2004,” the organization told HollywoodLife.com.
Unfortunately, Sean’s final years in life were plagued by several arrests and legal issues.
Sean O’Haire: Arrests & Legal Issues Before Death
In 2006, Sean was arrested for allegedly assaulting a woman at Club Hypnotic in June 2004. However, he was later found not guilty after the woman confessed the allegations were not true.
He was also reportedly involved in a fight in Hilton Head on March 30, 2007, in which he sustained fractures to his face and skull. As a result of the fight, the vision in his left eye was impaired.
On September 9, 2009, Sean was reportedly arrested in Georgia for allegedly choking his girlfriend. He was charged with battery and criminal trespassing before being released on bail. The charges were later dropped and Sean was found not guilty.
On November 23, 2011, Sean was arrested in Georgia and charged with battery.
Sean had a son named Theodore and owned his own barbershop in Hilton Head, South Carolina. He was not married at the time of his death.
Former WWE and WCW wrestler Billy Kidman sent out a tweet on Wednesday, Sept. 10, honoring Sean.
Doesn’t matter how many times it happens, it never gets easier. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. #RIPSeanOHaire
— Billy Kidman (@WWEKidman) September 10, 2014
Our thoughts go out to Sean’s family and friends during this difficult time.
A “Celebration of Life” visitation will be held on Sept. 13 in Spartanburg, South Carolina, according to an obituary at Tributes.com.
— Chris Rogers