Tragedy has struck the family of a World Wrestling Entertainment Hall of Famer. Tristen Nash, the 26-year-old son of wrestler Kevin Nash, has died, according to a statement Thursday.
Fox News quoted a statement tweeted by Fightful.com’s Sean Ross Sapp announcing the untimely death.
“On behalf of Kevin and Tamara Nash, I regret to announce that their son Tristen Nash has tragically passed away at the age of 26,” the statement said.
Very unfortunate news to share. Greetings to Tristen Nash’s family. pic.twitter.com/VIj0dLqjcV
— Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful.com (@SeanRossSapp) October 20, 2022
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“Tristen recently started work on Kevin’s new podcast and the two have enjoyed their time together,” the statement said.
The younger Nash was a singer, songwriter and podcast technician who was engaged to be married, according to content posted to his personal Instagram account.
The statement regarding Nash’s death did not explain the circumstances of his death. The Nash family asked for privacy, according to the tweeted statement.
The wrestling world moved to extend its heartfelt condolences to the Nash family following Tristen’s untimely death.
My heart shatters when I think about what one of my best friends is going through in life.
I♥️U 4-Life Kev. pic.twitter.com/XuLvrshFQ8
— Sean Waltman (@TheRealXPac) October 20, 2022
Wrestling fans who have followed Nash’s career since the 1990s also expressed their sadness at the family tragedy.
RIP Tristen Nash 😔
Thoughts and prayers go out to Kevin Nash and his family 🙏🏻 pic.twitter.com/f1WuujFEbF
– 90s WWE (@90sWWE) October 20, 2022
WWE veteran Shawn Michaels – who competed with Nash in a WWE Hall of Fame career of his own – pledged his support to Nash as a member of the “Kliq,” a backstage group of wrestlers who, according to TMZ, competed in the ’90s.
“Our hearts go out to him,” Michaels said of his wrestling veteran. “He knows where his Kliq buddies stand… and we’ll be with him.
“Just giving him his time at this time of extreme difficulty and just being there for him and praying for him and we hope everyone will do that.”
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