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Matt Anoa'i, Former WWE Superstar 'Rosey,' Dies at 47

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Matt Anoa’i, known as WWE wrestler, Rosey, was reported dead on Facebook. (WWE.com)

By    |   Wednesday, 19 Apr 2017 06:07 AM

Matt Anoa’i, known in the WWE as Rosey, died Monday at age 47.

Rosey was part of the WWE from July 2002 until 2007. He first entered the ring as part of the tag team “3 Minute Warning,” then teamed with “The Hurricane” Shane Helms to win the WWE tag-team title in 2005, ESPN reported.

Rosey was a member of the Anoa’i Samoan family dynasty. His father was Sika, who was part of the tag team the Wild Samoans. His brother was Roman Reigns (Joe Anoa’i), and his cousins included Yokozuna, Umaga, Rikishi, and the Tonga Kid, ESPN reported.

His relatives released a statement on WWE.com. “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.”

The statement continued, “Our family appreciates your prayers and continued support during this very difficult time.”

Rosey had been hospitalized in 2014 with congestive heart failure and atrial fibrillation, according to Figure Four Online. His cause of death was not given.

Rosey was recently working with his father for a Pensacola, Florida, wrestling promotion, ESPN reported.

WWE fans mourned the loss of Rosey on Twitter, with many saying they would always remember him.

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Matt Anoa’i, known in the WWE as Rosey, died Monday at age 47. Rosey was part of the WWE from July 2002 until 2007.
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