Following the announcement of Matt Anoa’i, the Anoa’i family released a statement which was published in full by WWE.COM. The Anoa’i family has been involved in some way, shape, or form with the company for several decades.
The full statement is as follows:
“The Anoa’i family is mourning the loss of Sika’s son, Matt aka Rosey, due to an untimely death.
We want to let his fans know that he loved them and the wrestling world so much. In his passing, he left three beautiful young children and a heartbroken family. Please respect the privacy of his children and family as they mourn the loss of this kind, loving, gentle man, who was a father, son, brother and a superhero to us all.
Our family appreciates your prayers and continued support during this very difficult time.”