We reported earlier that ECW legend Axl Rotten (Brian Knighton) had passed away today at the age of 44. We also reported the initial reports of Axl passing away in a hotel room, it now appears those reports may have been incorrect.
Pro Wrestling Sheet is reporting that they have spoken to Axl’s mother Maria Leydig who is quoted as saying, “Brian lost his battle with his demon. Wrestling was what Brian lived and breathed. He loved his fans. Please pray for him and may God hold him in his arms forever.”
The site is also quoting sources as saying that Axl was found dead outside of McDonald’s inside his car from a possible cardiac arrest and despite other reports no drugs were found.
Regardless of the details it is still a very tragic day for his family.