He lasted tweeted earlier, so he passed sometime on the afternoon of today, February 2.
The WWE issued the following statement on Axel Rotten,
“WWE is saddened to learn of reports that Brian Knighton, best known for competing in ECW as Axl Rotten from 1993 to 1999, has passed away. WWE extends its condolences to Knighton’s family, friends and fans.”
WrestleNewz would like send their condolences to Axel’s family and friends.