Former WWE and AEW wrestler Jaysin Strife dead at 37

American wrestler Jaysin Strife has died aged 37.

The Sun reports the independent star, real name Nathan Blodgett, died on Thursday after a “long” and “intense” health battle, according to his brother Jason.

Strife performed for a number of wrestling companies, such as WWE and All Elite Wrestling.

He debuted in 2004 and started Magnum Pro Wrestling in 2010 where he worked as promoter.

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The late star appeared on AEW Dark last year in November in a match against Powerhouse Hobbs.

The exact cause of death has not been revealed.

His brother wrote on Facebook: “’They say every time a bell rings a Strife gets his wings…’ today 12-29-22 @ 9:55 pm the world lost an icon.

“After a long intense battle he finally couldn’t kick out any more.

“His impact in and out of the ring has been felt by us all and the love shown is not lost on the family.

“Thank you all for your thoughts and kind words. But more importantly, your prayers.

“At the end Nate gave his life to Christ giving our family the peace of knowing he’s joining his beloved Grandma Pat… (The mint chip ice cream and cookies are waiting bro!)

“Thank you all for all your support… The Blodgetts (sic).”

He competed in WWE on 205 Live against Akira Tozawa in 2018.

Former WWE star Mike Bennett led the tributes to the late wrestler, tweeting: “You had a profound impact on me in the short amount of time we knew each other.

“I know there is a lesson in all of this but right now I just want to send all my love to his friends and family.

“Nothing in life is guaranteed. Love your people and tell them you love them.”

Strife confirmed in August on Twitter that he had been hospitalised the previous month after “dealing with increasing back and leg pain for what seems like months”.

He said: “Upon my admitting, and various tests being run, it was found that I am suffering from various infections and extremely advance vasculitis.

“My inflammation has accelerated to a very dangerous level and I’ll be undergoing surgery this Friday to diffuse this ticking time bomb of an aneurysm inside my body.”

This article originally appeared in The Sun and was reproduced with permission.

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