Former WWE Stars Have Died - WWE Confirms Grandmaster Sexay And Nikolai Volkoff Have Died - World Wrestling Entertainment is confirming that two of its former stars are dead. Grandmaster Sexay, also known as Brian Christopher Lawler, died at the age of 46. He was found attempting to hang himself in a jail cell. Corrections officers administered CPR until emergency services arrived, but Lawler died in the hospital yesterday.
Hall of Famer Nikolai Volkoff also died yesterday at the age of 70. WWE says Lawler was a member of the "Too Cool" tag team and "competed during the height of the Attitude Era." Volkoff was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2005 and was best known for his over-the-top Soviet/Russian character in the 1960s, 70s, 80s and 90s. Volkhoff was part of the first ever WWF tag team with the Iron Sheikh.
A third WWE star, Brickhouse Brown, died at age 57 after a battle with cancer over the weekend as well. Source: News.com