Posted: Jan 20, 2007 5:59 am
Former WWE Superstar Scott "Bam Bam" Bigelow has passed away in Florida.
Kevin Doll, the Public Information Director for the Pasco County Sheriff's Office confirmed that Bigelow was found dead early this morning in his home in Hudson, Fla.
"We can confirm that Scott Bigelow was found in his home this morning. At this time the cause of death is unknown," Doll told WWE.com.
Doll also confirmed that the Pasco-Pinellas Counties medical examiner has taken the body and an autopsy will be performed.
Bigelow, 45, worked for WWE, ECW and WCW extensively throughout his 20-year sports-entertainment career. A former ECW Champion, ECW Television Champion and WCW Tag Team Champion, he is perhaps best known for his rivalry with Lawrence Taylor that culminated in the main event of WrestleMania XI in 1995.
Bam Bam Bigelow had been an integral part of the Legends Championship Wrestling roster from its inception. LCW Chairman of the Board Christian Calaway was unavailable for comment, but was reported to be emotionally distraught upon hearing the news of Bigelow's passing. Calaway, in production meetings all day today in preparation for the LCW Ascension pay-per-view this Sunday said he would release a statement at a later date. Stay tuned to LegendsChampionshipWrestling.com for any and all updates on the passing of Bam Bam Bigelow.