Nelson Frazier Jr., WWE's Viscera, Dies At Age 43

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It's with heavy heart I must announce that Nelson Frazier Jr. has passed away at the age of 43. Known by fans as Mabel, Big Daddy V, and Viscera, Frazier had a storied career with the WWE.

His agent Eric Simms announced on Twitter and Facebook that he passed away from a massive heart attack.

All our love and prayers go out to Frazier's family, friends and fans.

Special thanks for help with this news goes to WNW writer Jesse Sherwood, writer Matt Kunka and WNW reader Patrick Peralta.

  • Matt

    I saw him trending on Twitter and I knew it wasn’t good. He will be missed. RIP

  • MonstaHeel450

    RIP Big V. You’ll be extremely sorely missed.

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  • Dustyn

    RIP Big Vis. I really liked him, in all the characters he portrayed.

  • Patrick

    RIP Big V.

  • LML2323

    RIP Mabel, Viscera, Big Daddy V

  • Roger

    I watched him as I grew up. Lately, I would be happy to see him on television once more, but now, I guess I’ll never get the opportunity again. R.I.P Big Vis. You’ll be dearly missed big guy.

  • Lebron James

    Damn it man. Rest In Paradise big guy.

  • Mysterion

    A true big man in wrestling. He in no way got by using his unique look, intimidating size or strength. He had a very good, often overlooked, athletic prowess so few big men have these days. He’ll be missed by wrestling fans all across the globe. Rest easy, Big man.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    I couldn’t sleep, so I wrote up a retrospective of his career. He meant a lot to me, as he was a local guy. He started in Memphis and I had a great pleasure of seeing him from those early days. And no matter what he did, he always remembered his roots and tried to help the local promotions if he could. RIP Big Vis.

    • Mysterion

      I’ll give it a read when I get home 🙂

    • Great work Jesse. I’m going to plug this on WNW because I’m sure many will want to read it.

      • Jesse Sherwood

        Thank you Richard. It was the least I could do for him.

      • Ribo

        Classy move Richard, Thanks for allowing Jesse’s piece to stand. Great work Jesse I swear i was just thinking of the big guy yesterday. Such a shame i have fond memories of Nelson, even though he once nearly run me over in a car! It was accidental but he sure came close. My condolences to all his friends and family.

        • Jesse Sherwood

          Thank you Ribo. He was always one of the few guys I looked out for on the local cards here, as I knew he’d be great to my kids and talk with me about the business. He was just such a nice guy that it feels wrong that I had to write a piece like this at his fairly young age. I’m broaching 30, and I have to wonder if my life choices are leading me down the same path.

    • Ernest Bethea

      Nice job Jesse. You wrote a great retrospective on Nelson Frazier’s life and career. I was as impressed by the article as I was by the man who lived it. Again, nice job.

      • Jesse Sherwood

        Thank you Ernest.

  • BlazeKing

    RIP King Mabel

  • Mike Graham

    RIP Mabel
    This was after he left WWE and was one of his last matches.

  • ldb

    I just watched him on youtube in japan doing a top rope splash! I also watched some interviews from various places he was at. A really humble great guy. I m always a fan of big guys since I am one. The world is a missing great guy and preformer. RIP BIG V. Thank you for the memories.

  • Ken

    so soryy to hear of the passing of Big Vis. Another one gone just too soon. Godspeed, big guy.

  • Vic Jose

    That sucks but isn’t surprising given his size

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  • sdunne87

    RIP Big man… I don’t think a lot of people realise just how long his career was. Some very good memories

  • Mandy

    This is so sad, he was so young. I remember him best as Viscera. R.I.P.

  • Xavier

    Very unfortunate. I remember being a huge fan of him when I was a kid. It was very rare in the early 90s too see African Americans in the WWE so as a kid too see him, Mo & Oscar rapping and dancing was very unique and cool too me. I identified with these guys right away. I also loved his run as Viscera in 2005, I’ll never forget the segment on RAW where he took Trish Stratus out on a date, for those who ave never seen it I suggest checking it out, it was hilarious. His in ring segment where he was singing Barry White songs to Lillian Garcia was really funny as well.

    R.I.P Big Homie, you will be missed

  • Ernest Bethea

    I’ve watched Frazier during all three stints with WWE and I can’t begin to tell you how much he has impressed me. I flat-out believed that the near-500 lb man could do whatever he wanted just on his size alone. He will be greatly missed.

  • The Breaker

    Wow, this came out of nowhere. He was far too young. Prayers and condolences to the friends and family of Mr. Frazier.

  • Jim Evans

    Many over weight people die from massive heart attacks and although it is sad, but people should take care of themselves and don’t let themselves get that big. R.I.P. Viscera.

  • Eddie-Boy

    God Bless You, Nelson Frazier, Jr. R. I. P. 🙁