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Former WWE wrestler Brian Christopher Lawler, son of Hall of Famer Jerry Lawler, passed away after attempting suicide in prison on Saturday, July 28.

The former lightweight and tag team champion spent the last few weeks of his life at the Hardeman County jail in the US state of Tennessee.

Christopher, 46, was found hanging in his cell in a critical state on Saturday night, according to Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. He was administered CPR before being taken to a local hospital in Memphis where he died on Sunday afternoon.

He was arrested for DUI and for evading arrest charges on July 7. However, this is not the first time he had found himself on the wrong side of the law as he was charged with several cases pertaining to substance abuse, according to CBS.

He was best-known for his character as Grandmaster Sexay during his stint with the tag team, "Too Cool" alongside Rikishi and Scotty 2 Hotty in the Attitude Era.

The trio famously went to win the WWE Raw tag team championship in 2000 after defeating The Edge and Christian.

They were well known for their theatrics, which included ringside dance moves. Their sunglasses were also part of popular merchandise back then. 

Christopher, who began his career in 1997 initially worked with his father's promotion before making a foray into WWE. He was, however, released for smuggling drugs just months after he won the tag team title in 2000.

Christopher made sporadic appearances in WWE along with Too Cool members. He was on the show as recently as in 2014 when the Too Cool made a surprise appearance in NXT Arrival.

WWE stars mourn Grandmaster Sexay's death

WWE extended its condolences to Christopher's family and friends. Several superstars from the wrestling promotion brand also took to Twitter and expressed their grief.

"WWE is saddened to learn that Brian Christopher Lawler, who is best known in WWE as Too Cool's Grandmaster Sexay, has passed away," the statement read. 

"Lawler, who is the son of WWE Hall of Famer Jerry "The King" Lawler, competed during the height of the Attitude Era. WWE extends its condolences to Lawler's family, friends and fans."