MARIETTA, Ga. — Professional wrestling legend Scott Hall, who rose to fame in the 1990s under the ring name Razor Ramon, has died, World Wrestling Entertainment has confirmed. He was 63 years old.
Hall was put on life support Sunday after suffering three heart attacks when a blood clot from a recent hip replacement surgery entered his bloodstream, according to wrestling news site PWTorch.
In a post uploaded to Instagram, former colleague and close friend Kevin Nash said that Hall's relatives had chosen to discontinue life support and would do so "once his family are in place."
"I'm going to lose the one person on this planet I've spent more of my life with than anyone else," Nash wrote. "I love Scott with all my heart but now I have to prepare my life without him in the present."
Hall became an industry star in the ’90s as the Scarface-inspired Razor Ramon. After a number of Intercontinental title runs, Hall left the World Wrestling Federation (now World Wrestling Entertainment), to go back to WCW (World Championship Wrestling) where he along with Nash and Hulk Hogan, known as the "New World Order" or nWo, helped revolutionize the sport into a more mature, adult-oriented product.
The staple became the main driving force behind WCW, competing with the WWF in the "Monday Night Wars."
Hall's problems with drugs and alcohol were made public in the late 1990s and were incorporated into a controversial WCW storyline. He later sought treatment and got sober in 2010.
He had been inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame twice, once as himself with the nWo and once as the iconic Razor Ramon.
Current and former wrestlers have taken to social media to offer their thoughts and prayers to Hall's family.
"Times like these are never easy but I do know there are so many incredible people waiting for you on the other side, ‘Bad Guy,'" tweeted current WWE wrestler Natalya Neidhart.
"The world loves you Scott Hall, hero to many including myself," former WWE wrestler Paige tweeted.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with Scott Hall and his family, tweeted Impact Wrestling Knockout champion Mickie James. "Thinking of you all right now. Sending so much health, healing, love and strength your way. Xoxo."
"Scott Hall bubba I love you forever," tweeted Hossein Khosrow Ali Vaziri, better known by his moniker "The Iron Sheik." "I miss you forever."