UPDATE: WWE.com has posted a short story confirming the death of Nelson Frazier, Jr.
According to multiple reports, Nelson Frazier, Jr., who wrestled for the WWE as Mabel, Viscera and Big Daddy V, has died at the age of 43.
The cause of death has not yet been confirmed, but according to Eric Simms of ESS Promotions, Frazier died due to a massive heart attack. ESS Promotions helped coordinate Frazier’s wrestling bookings.
I hate to be the bearer of bad news but I just got off the phone with Big Daddy V's wife. He had a massive heart... http://t.co/yN2E7aHM1e
— eric simms (@ess316) February 19, 2014
Several names in the wrestling industry have taken to Twitter to express their condolences.
I am shocked & so sad. Mabel, Viscera, Big Daddy V (Nelson Frazier) passed away. He was a good friend. He just celebrated his 43Bday
— Tommy Dreamer (@THETOMMYDREAMER) February 19, 2014
Saddened, stunned & blind sided to hear of the passing of Nelson Frazier aka Viscera. What a gentle and lovable guy! Rest in Peace Big Vis!
— Brian Heffron (@TheeBlueMeanie) February 19, 2014
As I hear of the passing of my friend Nelson Frazier aka Viscera/Mabel/Big Daddy V, I'm seeing a montage of really good times. My Man, RIP!
— MVP (@The305MVP) February 19, 2014
RIP Nelson Frazier.
— Christopher Daniels (@facdaniels) February 19, 2014
Nelson Frazier, Jr passed away today at age of 42 apparently of a heart attack. He was Viscera, Big Daddy V & Mabel in @WWE RIP Big Fella
— Jim Ross (@JRsBBQ) February 19, 2014
R.I.P. to another brother I'll miss. Nelson Frazier- Viscera-Big Daddy V Your life was too short.
— Rob Van Dam (@TherealRVD) February 19, 2014
Very sad news tonight, 1 of the good guys has passed on. Nelson Fraser/Big Daddy V. RIP Big Vis! God bless!
— Jimmy Korderas (@jimmykorderas) February 19, 2014
[h/t to ProWrestling.net for the Eric Simms find]