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Former WWE wrestler Sean O'Haire dead at 43

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Update: O'Haire's cause of death has been revealed.

According to various reports, former WCW and WWE wrestler Sean O'Haire, real name Sean Haire, has died. The cause of death is currently unknown. An obituary at lists a "Celebration of Life" visitation to be held at his home on Sat., Sept. 13, 2014, in Spartanburg, South Carolina.

He was just 43-years-old.

O'Haire trained at the old Power Plant before making his WCW debut in 2000. He wrestled for the company until it was bought by Vince McMahon and his contract was picked up by the then WWF. He toiled on the mid-card over the next couple of years until he was given a unique gimmick that, in hindsight, should have been a major hit.

He played a heel who would encourage you to do the wrong thing. It was dark, twisted, and, most of all, fresh. He was also incredibly good at it. Unfortunately, it was dropped, he hooked up with Roddy Piper, and when "Rowdy" left the company O'Haire floundered.

He was released in 2004 before moving on to work in Japan and, eventually, mixed martial arts.

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