Frederick Seawright, better known by the alias, “Brickhouse Brown,” has passed away at the age of 57, this past Sunday. His death notably took place nine days after it was believed and mistakenly reported he had passed away.
According to Wrestling Observer Figure Four Online, Seawright was in hospice care in Mississippi when he flat-lined earlier this month. Because of this, a nurse had pronounced him dead, leading to reports of his death. While his mother was visiting him, she feel asleep, only to be woken up by Seawright talking to her. The coroner had been on his way to retrieve Seawright’s remains at the time it was realized he was still alive.
His passing was also confirmed by Wrestling Observer’s Dave Meltzer in the following statement on Twitter:
“Just to confirm, Nikolai Volkoff, Brian Lawler and Brickhouse Brown have all passed away. Very sad day for pro wrestling.”
Just nine days later, however, it was announced that Seawright had later passed away. His funeral will be held in Florida, where he grew up, on August 11, which would have been his 58th birthday.
Under his “Brickhouse Brown” moniker, he first started wrestling in 1982 in Texas. With a career lasting around 20 years, he continued in shows until he was diagnosed with prostate cancer. He received the Cauliflower Alley courage award this past April, after giving a speech for the Cauliflower Alley Club in Las Vegas.
Seawright notably passed away on the same day as two other wrestlers: Brian Christopher Lawler and Nikolai Volkoff. All three men died on July 29, 2018.
What is Brickhouse Brown’s official cause of death?
At this time, Brickhouse Brown’s official cause of death does not appear to have been released to the public.
As this story is developing, more information will be updated as it is made available.