ECW Original Wrestler and WWE Star Axl Rotten Dead at 44

Axl Rotten, one of the original wrestlers of ECW has died. He was 44. WWE issued an official statement when news broke on Thursday:

WWE is saddened to learn of reports that Brian Knighton, best known for competing in ECW as Axl Rotten from 1993 to 1999, has passed away. WWE extends its condolences to Knighton’s family, friends and fans.

Axl’s last tweet:

Source: Getty

Source: Getty

2016 just can’t be beat with these deaths. It’s non-stop now. Today we had Maurice White from Earth, Wind & Fire and BMX legend Dave Mirra. I am so upset!

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