Former WCW and WWE wrestler Sean O'Haire was found dead Tuesday of an apparent suicide, TMZ.com reports. He was 43 years old.
According to local police, O'Haire was found in his bedroom in his South Carolina home with rope tied around his neck and connected to his bedpost. His body was discovered by his father, who called 911.
O'Haire (real name: Sean Hair) made his debut with World Championship Wrestling in 2000 and was that year's Rookie of the Year. He and his partner, Chuck Palumbo, were the organization's last tag-team champs when the WCW was purchased by the World Wrestling Federation, now known as World Wrestling Entertainment.
Both O'Haire and Palumbo's contracts were picked up by the WWE, where they made their debuts in 2001. In 2003, O'Haire debuted a new persona, The Devil's Advocate. Known for his long black trench coat, his character urged viewers to cheat on their partners, break the law and not pay taxes. He was known for the line, "I'm not telling you anything you don't already know."
In late 2003, O'Haire was in a motorcycle accident and parted ways with the WWE in April 2004. He moved on to New Japan Pro Wrestling and the independent circuit before retiring from professional wrestling in 2006. He subsequently competed in mixed martial arts and kickboxing before becoming a hairstylist.
O'Haire had one son, Theodore.