WWE announced Tuesday that Roman Reigns older Brother Matt Anoa’i, who performed in WWE as Rosey, passed away.
Rosey was part of the Anoa’I wrestling family. His first appearance in the WWE was in 2002 when he was part of the Tag Team 3-minute warning. He fought alongside his cousin known as Jamal (ring name Umaga). He later partnered with the Hurricane and was last seen in the ring in 2006.
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The WWE star died at the Age of 47.
“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.”
Many current and former WWE stars paid tribute to Rosey on social media.
— Booker T. Huffman (@BookerT5x) April 18, 2017
Very sorry to hear of the passing of Matt Anoa'i, Rosey.A lovely man .My condolences to all of his family.
— William Regal (@RealKingRegal) April 18, 2017
Condolences to the family. 💜
— Bayley (@itsBayleyWWE) April 18, 2017