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Other News: Former WWE developmental wrestler Shawn McGrath (Bad Seed) reportedly dies at age 34

Jan 26, 2011 - 7:41:26 PM
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By James Caldwell, Torch assistant editor

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According to wrestlers in the industry, former WWE developmental wrestler Shawn McGrath committed suicide on Wednesday.

McGrath (a/k/a Shawn Osborne and Bad Seed) was age 34 at the time of his death. Former WWE Diva Stacy Carter posted a suicide note claimed to be from McGrath prior to his death.

In the lengthy note, McGrath writes about his decision to end his life and recent events in his personal life that contributed to his decision. He also says not being able to fulfill his WWE dream contributed.

"The lack of relationship I have had with my parents and siblings since my childhood along with the end of my WWE dream have also contributed," McGrath wrote in the letter.

Also in the letter, McGrath claims he's clean of drugs and making the decision while sober.

"The only drug I have in my system is Zoloft and it’s a prescription," he wrote. "I have never, ever been a 'drug guy.' ... All of this happening right now is me, sober. No drugs, no alcohol."

McGrath's WWE background is he wrestled in Ohio Valley Wrestling during the mid-2000s. When OVW and WWE parted ways, McGrath moved to FCW in Florida. He was released from his developmental contract in 2008, then bounced around the independent scene.

Link: McGrath's claimed suicide note can be read at Carter's Facebook page at Facebook.com.


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