Brian Christopher (Lawler), better known as Too Cool's Grandmaster Sexay, died Sunday after an apparent suicide. He was 46.
Lawler debuted in the WWE in 1997, trying to make a name for himself in the light heavyweight division. It wasn't until he joined forces with Scotty 2 Hotty when he became a household name. Both men formed a tag team called Too Much, which later turned into Too Cool (with Rikishi).
It was the worst kept secret that Brian Christopher was the real-life son of Hall of Famer Jerry "the King" Lawler. Jim Ross constantly hinted at it, with Jerry Lawler fervently denying it.
Brian Christopher was in and out of the WWE until 2014.
Brian Christopher's troubled real life was constantly in the news throughout the years. In 2009, he was arrested for public intoxication.
Sadly, in July 2018, he was arrested for DUI and jailed. On July 28, 2018, Brian Christopher Lawler hung himself and died on July 29, 2018. His death was confirmed by multiple WWE superstars on social media.
The news of his death sent shock waves across the WWE Universe, which was already crippled by news of Brickhouse Brown and Nikolai Volkoff's deaths.
If you go on WWE's social media and website for confirmation, you won't find one. More than likely, they won't spotlight his news for one of two reasons: One, because it was a suicide by a troubled former wrestler. Two, out of respect for Jerry "the King" Lawler. If it's because of the latter, I commend WWE for respecting privacy during this sad time. I mean, Brian Christopher just died today, the Lawler family deserves as much privacy as possible.
Even though I'm writing about it, I want to use this post to extend my deepest condolences to the Lawler family. I cannot imagine the immense level of pain you are going through. Just know that the WWE Universe embraces you and is mourning with you.
RIP Brian Christopher (1972-2018). Taken away too soon! </3 Thank you for entertaining the WWE Universe. Your infectious laugh, whether kayfabe or real, will live on forever (so will your sick moves, HOLLA!).
WWE has confirmed that Brian Christopher Lawler has died.