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AEW in mourning as much-loved member of backroom staff Brian Muster tragically dies aged just 36 leaving behind family

AEW paid tribute to beloved lead video engineer Brian Muster, who died unexpectedly, aged just 36

Muster passed away suddenly and leaves behind his fiancee as well as two children.

AEW paid tribute to beloved employee Brian Muster, who died unexpectedly

According to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, the respected video engineer was among Tony Khan’s first hires once he launched his wrestling promotion in 2019 to rival WWE.

Muster, who was affectionately nicknamed ‘Mongo’, previously worked with Impact Wrestling for 10 years until his departure in 2018.

AEW issued the following message: “Earlier this week we lost a member of the AEW family when lead video engineer Brian Muster, affectionately known as ‘Mongo’, unexpectedly passed away.

“In addition to being an exceptional colleague, Brian was a dedicated father, fiance and friend.

“Many of those closest to Brian are part of our production team and we appreciate their hard work every night but tonight especially. Thank you Brian, you will be missed.”

A GoFundMe page has been put together with an initial target of $75,000 (£66,000).

The campaign has passed its original goal and now has an updated target of $125,000 (£111,000).

AEW president Khan and superstars such as Chris Jericho, Keith Lee, Shawn Spears, Britt Baker and Darby Allin are among the page’s top donors.

Organiser Greg Werner posted: “This morning we lost an amazing person who made the world a better place.

“Brian Muster passed away this morning very unexpectedly. He leaves behind his fiancee and 2 young children.

“Brian worked on many shows over the years; the last three years, he was an integral part of creating the look of AEW Wrestling by working as their Lead Video Engineer since its very first show.

“I traveled the world with Brian from Europe and Asia to the Indian Subcontinent, and he would always make you smile with his personality, smile and joy of life.

“I was blessed to watch him grow from a teenager just getting in the business of TV to one of the Elite Video Engineer’s in the country, and all who met Brian loved him.

“He will be dearly missed and I hope you’ll find the time to say a prayer and/or make a donation of any size to this fund to provide some financial support for his family and their future.”

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