Former WWE wrestling superstar Sean O'Haire was found hanged after taking his own life, according to US reports. American gossip site TMZ claims local police discovered the 43-year-old's body in the bedroom of his home in South Carolina.
His death makes him the latest in long line of wrestlers whose lives have ended prematurely.
O’Haire -real name was just Sean Haire - made his debut in the now defunct WCW in 2000 going to win their tag team championship three times with with partner Chuck Palumbo.
However he became a household name when joined the WWE, who earmarked him for stardom.
He became the protege of wrestling legend Rowdy Roddy Piper but when the Scot left in 2003, O'Haire's career fizzled out and eventually a year later he was released.