According to multiple sources, Nelson Frazier, best known as Mabel/Big Daddy V/Viscera, has died at the age of 42 years old.
Early reports are that he passed from a massive heart attack earlier today, Tuesday, February 18th, 2014.
The news was first reported by his wrestling agent, Eric Simms, who posted the following on his Facebook page after hearing the news from Frazier’s wife:
“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”
Mabel’s former Men on a Mission tag team partner, Bobby Horne (Mo), posted the following on his Facebook page:
“My heart is broken. My brother and partner is gone RIP KING MABEL”
The family is requesting the help from wrestling fans to cover the cost of his funeral. Sir Mo is offering autographed pictures to anyone who can help. For details, please click here.
Multiple stars including Tommy Dreamer, Jimmy Korderas, Chris Masters, and more have been tweeting about his death all night. Here are many of the tweets of superstars remembering Frazier:
I am shocked & so sad. Mabel, Viscera, Big Daddy V (Nelson Frazier) passed away. He was a good friend. He just celebrated his 43Bday
— Tommy Dreamer (@THETOMMYDREAMER) February 19, 2014
Very sad news tonight, 1 of the good guys has passed on. Nelson Fraser/Big Daddy V. RIP Big Vis! God bless!
— Jimmy Korderas (@jimmykorderas) February 19, 2014
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
— Chris Masters (@ChrisMasters310) February 19, 2014
Saddened, stunned & blind sided to hear of the passing of Nelson Frazier aka Viscera. What a gentle and lovable guy! Rest in Peace Big Vis!
— Brian Heffron (@TheeBlueMeanie) February 19, 2014
Major RIP to Big Daddy V who was a tremendous guy that I shared a ton of laughs with that I will never forget… #missyouvis
— Robbie E (@RobbieEImpact) February 19, 2014
R.I.P. to another brother I’ll miss. Nelson Frazier- Viscera-Big Daddy V Your life was too short.
— Rob Van Dam (@TherealRVD) February 19, 2014
I just heard that Nelson Frazier Jr. better known as Viscera or Big Daddy V has passed away. I’m so shocked and saddened by this.
— Chyna (@ChynatheIcon) February 19, 2014
Just hit word that Nelson Frazier, Jr aka Viscera, Mabel, Big Daddy V passed away apparently of a heart attack. He was 42. RIP Big Fella
— Shelton J. Benjamin (@Sheltyb803) February 19, 2014
— Curt Hawkins (@TheCurtHawkins) February 19, 2014
Me & Vis used to chill hard. All over the world or across the country. He was my dude! So many great times. Just hit him up not long ago…
— MVP (@The305MVP) February 19, 2014
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
— Jim Ross (@JRsBBQ) February 19, 2014