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WWE Issues Statement On The Passing Of Rosey

As reported, former WWE Talent and older brother of Roman Reigns, Matt “Rosey” Anoa’i passed away earlier this week at the age of 47.

WWE has released the following statement addressing his passing:

WWE is saddened to learn that Matt Anoa’i, known to fans as Rosey, has passed away at age 47. The son of WWE Hall of Famer Sika and older brother of WWE Superstar Roman Reigns, Rosey grew up in the legendary Anoa’i wrestling dynasty.

He debuted in 2002 alongside his cousin Jamal as part of 3-Minute Warning. The imposing, powerful tandem tore through Raw’s tag team division before going their separate ways. Rosey then formed a beloved superhero duo with The Hurricane, which culminated in his first World Tag Team Championship reign.

The Anoa’i family shared the following statement:

“The Anoa’i family is mourning the loss of Sika’s son, Matt aka Rosey, due to an untimely death.

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. Please respect the privacy of his children and family as they mourn the loss of this kind, loving, gentle man, who was a father, son, brother and a superhero to us all.

Our family appreciates your prayers and continued support during this very difficult time.”

WWE extends its condolences to Rosey’s family, friends and fans.

BREAKING NEWS: Former WWE Talent Rosey Passes Away At The Age of 47

Multiple online outlets are reporting that former WWE Talent Rosey, real name Matt Anoai, passed away last night at the age of 47. Anoai was the son of WWE hall of famer Sika of the Wild Samoans and is the older brother of current WWE talent Roman Reigns. There is no word at this time what caused the death but we’ll have more once it’s available.

Matt made his debut in WWE alongside Fatu under the names Rosey and Jamal as the 3-Minute Warning. When Fatu was released in 2003, Rosey would fight alongside the Hurricane as a “super-hero in training.” He would win the WWE Tag Team titles with Hurricane in 2005.

MOC sends out our condolences to the family and friends of the Anoai family.