*Nelson Frazier Jr. passed away from a heart attack on Tuesday.
He was best known as the pro wrestler Mabel/Big Daddy V/Viscera.
The news broke on wrestling agent Eric Simms‘ Facebook page.
“I hate to be the bearer of bad news but I just got off the phone with Big Daddy V’s wife. He had a massive heart attack and passed away today. He was 43 years old. My thoughts and prayers are with his family right now,” Simms wrote.
Frazier recently celebrated his birthday on February 14. His birthday is listed as 1972, but Simms claims he’s 43 — a conflicting report.
Frazier was known for his enormous size in the WWE during the 1990s.
WWE stars reacted to his passing on Twitter and Facebook.
“Just heard about the sad passing of “Mabel”/”Big Daddy V” Nelson Frazier. Great, cool guy. My thoughts & prayers go out to him & his family. Remember it like it was yesterday-As myself, Jeff, Joey Abs, & Cham Pain carried King Mabel to the ring on his throne. It was back-breaking!” — Matt Hardy.
“Nelson Frazier/Big V has died.This really hurts!He was one of the good guys, and was always a great mentor and supportive. I Love U BigV RIP. Nelson was the most genuine guy I’ve met since entering this crazy business. I cant even do anything, everthings on Hault,” — Chris Masters.
“As I hear of the passing of my friend Nelson Frazier aka Viscera/Mabel/Big Daddy V, I’m seeing a montage of really good times. My Man, RIP! Me & Vis used to chill hard. All over the world or across the country. He was my dude! So many great times. Just hit him up not long ago… I’m going to put one in the air for my fallen colleague Big Vis. This shit always sucks but some suck more than others. Good night,” — MVP.
For more reactions to Frazier’s passing, read here.
Watch Frazier in the WWE below: