UPDATE: As noted earlier, Nelson Frazier, Jr., who was known as Viscera, Mabel and Big Daddy V in the WWE, has reportedly passed away at the age of 43. Frazier, who just celebrated a birthday last Friday (February 14th), is reported to have died following a heart attack.
Frazier was a good friend of mine and I had just talked to him three weeks ago. Everything seemed good and he was taking indy bookings. Frazier worked in WWE during the 1990s and mid-2000s and was a part of the Undertaker's Ministry. He won King of the Ring as Mabel in 1995 and held the WWE Tag Team Championship with his partner Mo, as well as the Hardcore Championship. He returned to the company in 2004 and worked for it until his release in 2008.
On behalf of everyone here on the website, we send our condolences to the family, friends and fans of Mr. Frazier.
Wrestling agent Eric Simms posted the following on Facebook:
"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 attack and passed away today. He was 43 years old
my thoughts and prayers are with his family right now"
Former WWE Superstar Chris Masters tweeted the following:
"Nelson Frazier/Big V has died.This really hurts!He was one of the good guys, and was always a great mentor and supportive. I Love U BigV RIP"
Nelson was the most genuine guy I've met since entering this crazy business
Tommy Dreamer tweeted the following:
I will miss him. He was a straight up dude. Big Daddy V thanks for all the matches & tours http://youtu.be/d5QoIZYOdlo
The Stro tweeted the following:
RIP Nelson Frazier "King Mabel/Viscera". Love you always brother pic.twitter.com/W7sSq6l2yb
Justin Roberts tweeted the following:
Loved riding with & hanging out w Viscera..one of the nicest guys I've ever met. RIP http://instagram.com/p/klhqweMcDX/
Sonjay Dutt tweeted the following:
Very sad. Fortunate to be a friend of Nelson Frazier. RIP to an amazing human
Zack Ryder tweeted the following:
RIP Nelson Frazier
Todd Grisham tweeted the following:
Terrible news. One of my favorite @wwe Superstars Nelson Frazier (aka Big DaddyV, Viscera) Dead of a heart attac.k RIP My Good Friend
Loved this guy. Never met anyone nicer in my 8 years @WWE pic.twitter.com/9Hpcb4a9VV
Funaki tweeted the following:
Sorry to hear about BIG VIS. RIP pic.twitter.com/lADXlUtEF4
Raven tweeted the following:
Interesting fact, Kerry Von Erich and Eddie Gilbert both passed on this day also.. Feb 18
Matt Hardy tweeted the following:
Just heard about the sad passing of "Mabel"/"Big Daddy V" Nelson Frazier. Great, cool guy. My thoughts & prayers go out to him & his family.
MVP tweeted the following:
I'm going to put one in the air for my fallen colleague Big Vis. This shit always sucks but some suck more than others. Good night.
Matt MDogg Cross tweeted the following:
Damn! Met Viscera last year in the Middle East and he was super rad. Was supposed to see him in 2 weeks in Africa :( pic.twitter.com/X2tAIiUjTA
WWE NXT Diva Paige tweeted the following:
Nelson Frazier aka Viscera, Mabel, Big Daddy V #RIP
Jake Roberts tweeted the following:
I hope it is not true. Nelson Frazier (Mabel/Big Daddy V) was as nice & kind as they come. My thoughts to his family. One of the good ones.
Elijan "The Pope" Burke tweeted the following:
Pope's really saddened at the news of Big Daddy V's passing. Still hoping the news is false, even if the tears I've shed were not.~PHS #RIPV
Joey Mercury tweeted the following:
Sorry to hear of the passing of Big Vis. Sweet man.
ORIGINAL: Former WWE Superstar Nelson Frazier (Big Daddy V, Viscera, Mabel) has passed away. We're told he died at age 43 of a heart attack.
Tommy Dreamer tweeted the following:
"I am shocked & so sad. Mabel, Viscera, Big Daddy V (Nelson Frazier) passed away. He was a good friend. He just celebrated his 43Bday"
Former WWE referee Jimmy Korderas also tweeted the following:
"Very sad news tonight, 1 of the good guys has passed on. Nelson Fraser/Big Daddy V. RIP Big Vis! God bless!"
Jim Ross tweeted the following:
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
Brian Hebner tweeted the following:
SAD, I'm hearing about a fellow and huge friend that was kind and very professional! Mabel, Viscera, Big Daddy V (Nelson Frazier)! RIP! #123
Shelton Benjamin tweeted the following:
Just found out & crushed by the passing of Big Daddy V/Vicera R.I.P. my friend.
Curt Hawkins tweeted the following:
RIP Big Daddy V. He was always so friendly to @ZackRyder & I when we first started on the full time @wwe roster. I'll never forget that.
The Young Bucks tweeted the following:
Viscera was an absolute sweetheart. This sucks. RIP Big Guy.
Shelley Martinez tweeted the following:
“@MeccaDunlap: Rest easy, viscera. ❤️”