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Ex-WWE grappler dead at 46

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MEMPHIS, Tenn.—Authorities say former World Wrestling Entertainment star Brian Christopher Lawler has died after attempting suicide in his jail cell.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said the 46-year-old son of WWE Hall of Fame wrestler Jerry “The King” Lawler was found hanging in his cell on Saturday.

The agency said officers performed CPR and Lawler was taken to a hospital in Memphis, where he died yesterday.

Authorities are investigating.

Lawler was placed in the Hardeman County Jail on July 7. The agency says he was booked on charges of driving under the influence, driving on a revoked license and evading arrest.

In a statement, WWE said Lawler, “who is best known in WWE as Too Cool's Grandmaster Sexay," competed during the height of the "Attitude Era.”

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