Tristen Nash, son of WWE Hall of Famer Kevin Nash, dead at 26

Tristen Nash, the son of World Wrestling Entertainment Hall of Famer Kevin Nash, has died, according to several media outlets. He was 26.

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Professional wrestling reporter Sean Ross Sapp broke the news Thursday on Twitter.

“On behalf of Kevin and Tamara Nash, I have to unfortunately report that their son Tristen Nash has tragically passed away at the age of 26,” Sapp tweeted. “Tristen recently started working on Kevin’s new podcast and the two enjoyed their time together. The Nash family asks if you could please respect their privacy during this time.”

The cause of Tristen Nash’s death is not immediately known, People reported. It is unclear exactly when or where he died.

Tristen Nash was the only child of the pro wrestler and his wife, Tamara Nash, according to Fox News.

Kevin Nash, 63, was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2015. The announcement of his son’s death came on what would have been the 64th birthday of his longtime wrestling tag-team partner, Scott Hall.

Hall died on March 14 after suffering a series of heart attacks two nights earlier.

Tristen Nash and his father had several issues in the past but publicly made up, the News-Herald of Southgate, Michigan, reported. The two men were working on a podcast about Kevin Nash’s wrestling career, according to the newspaper.

In 2014, the men were arrested after a fight at Kevin Nash’s residence in Florida, the News-Herald reported.

Kevin Nash has not made a public statement about his son’s death as of late Thursday, People reported.

His “Kliq This” podcast co-host, Sean Oliver, sent his condolences on Twitter.

“I met a great young man this year named Tristen. He worked with me and his dad on a podcast we have, and proved to be smart, sweet, savvy, witty, and mature beyond his mere handful of years,” Oliver tweeted. “There were big things coming for him, but it was not to be.”

“Our heart goes out to (Kevin Nash),” WWE wrestling star Shawn Michaels told TMZ Sports. “He knows where his Kliq buddies stand ... and we’re going to be with him. Just letting him have his time in this time of extreme difficulty and just being there for him and praying for him and we hope that’s what everybody will do.”

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