Former WWE Tough Enough competitor Brian Danovich has passed away at the age of 38. His cause of death is unconfirmed as of this writing. Fans might remember Danovich from WWE’s fourth season of Tough Enough in which he tore his pectoral muscle during tryouts.
Despite this, Danovich pushed through the tryouts with the injury and impressed then-head of Talent Relations John Laurinaitis so much that he gave him a developmental contract. Unfortunately, injuries continued to plague Danovich during his WWE run and he was subsequently released, never making it to the main roster. Danovich’s official Facebook page posted a statement, from his sister, confirming his passing:
It's with a heavy heart that I inform all of Brians friends and fans that the Spartan swinger has passed away at the young age of 38. Rest in peace my Dear Brother.
Earlier this week Danovich posted a photo of himself with his sister. He noted that she was always there for him when he needed her the most. She responded to his comments with “Love you! You’re going make it. And I’ll be there every step of the way to help you through it.” Danovich responded with “Love you too, thank you so much,” three days ago.
Now, in the wake of her brother’s passing, Danovich’s sister wrote the following on the thread:
I just wanted to say my big sis Trisha Danovich Craig is amazing. And was there 4 me 2 just listen.when I needed her the most . Sometimes that's all we need.1day at a time
“It breaks my heart that I couldn’t help you. I really tried. I thought the rehab would work this time. I thought that the changes and new things ahead were something that you would look forward to and help you through this rough time. I think it was just too much for you to take. Change is hard. Sometimes it’s enough to make us give up.
“I’m sorry you felt that you had no other choices. I’m sorry that you felt giving up was your only option. And I’m sorry I wasn’t a better sister to help prevent this horrible tragedy. I hope you have now found the peace that you were always searching for in life. Rest in peace, my sweet and loving baby brother.”