Former WWE superstar Matthew ‘Rosey’ Anoa’i passed away on Monday. He was the son of WWE Hall of Famer Sika and older brother of WWE superstar Roman Reigns. Rosey grew up in the legendary Anoa’i wrestling dynasty.
However, the cause of his death is yet not known. He suffered a heart failure in 2014.
Rosey made his debut in 2002 alongside his cousin Jamal as part of 3-Minute Warning. After parting ways with Jamal, Rosey then teamed up with The Hurricane, which culminated in his first World Tag Team Championship reign.
“The Anoa’i family is mourning the loss of Sika’s son, Matt aka Rosey, due to an untimely death,” Anoa’i family said in a statement.
“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.”
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