Frederick Seawright, aka Brickhouse Brown, passed away on Sunday morning after a battle with prostate cancer. Brown was 57 years old.
This news come just nine days after former WWE star B. Brian Blair announced on Twitter that Brown had passed away. Later that day, Blair revealed he received a phone call from Brown’s mother that he was still alive and fighting.
F4WOnline reports Brown was in hospice care in Mississippi when he flatlined on July 20 and a nurse pronounced him dead. His mother stayed with Brown and heard him say, “Mom, I’m hungry.” Brown’s mother reportedly woke up and started screaming. To make matters worse, a coroner was on the way to take Brown’s body.
Brown began his wrestling career in Texas working for Joe Blanchard. Brown received training from Terry Funk and others. Brown also worked for many different territories in the early 1980s and 1990s, including Continental Championship Wrestling (CCW), AWA, CWA and USWA where he feuded with Robert Fuller, Jerry Lawler and Bill Dundee. He held both the CCW Heavyweight Championship and USWA TV Title.
Brown worked regularly on the independent wrestling scene until he became ill. He also stared in very popular shoot interviews for Highspots, where he discussed crazy conspiracy stories surrounding pro wrestling.
His funeral will be held in Florida on August 11, what would have been 58th birthday.
On behalf of the entire Wrestleview.com staff, we would like to send our condolences to the family and friends of Brown during this very hard time.
Thanks to Jerome Wilen for help with this report.