Brickhouse Brown Death – Cancer
1960-2018 (Age 57)
Brickhouse Brown died on July 29th, 2018. He was diagnosed with terminal cancer in April of 2017.
The territory worker was mostly known for his work in the 80s.
Brickhouse Brown False Death Report
It appeared to be a false finish for Frederick Seawright, better known as territory worker, Brickhouse Brown.
The 57 year old flatlined while in hospice care in Mississippi on July 20th, 2018.
Brian Blair, President of the Cauliflower Alley Club first reported Brown’s death, and as expected, the social media tributes poured in. Blair had grown close to Brickhouse Brown, the Cauliflower Alley Club had been helping Brown pay his rent after his cancer diagnosis in 2017.
That’s when Brickhouse decided it wasn’t quite time to go.
Victoria Timmins, Seawright’s mother, said that she slept next to her deceased son awaiting the coroner, when she miraculously heard her son speak. “Mom, I’m hungry”, he first said. The two continued to speak.
Brickhouse would fight an additional nine days.
Indie wrestler Matt Riviera visited Brown on July 27th, noting on Twitter “will never forget the testimony he shared about dying and coming back. He is a miracle in the flesh.”
On July 29th, 2018 at 9:45am, Brickhouse Brown was officially pronounced dead.
Brickhouse Brown Wrestling Career
Trained by Terry Funk (with whom he would later feud) Brickhouse Brown made his debut back in 1982, boasting a career that lasted three and a half decades.
Brickhouse would work multiple territories in the 80s and 90s, mostly in the south east including the AWA, USWA, CWA, and WCCW.
In July of ’87, Brown won the AWA Southern Championship – defeating Jerry Lawler.
Brickhouse Brown briefly worked for the WWF as enhancement talent in 1995, including a match against a relatively unknown Hunter Hearst Helmsley aka Triple H on an episode of Superstars.
Brown worked the indies in the 2000s, all the way up until his cancer diagnosis in April 2017.
Brickhouse Brown Health Issues
According to Dave Meltzer, Brown’s cancer diagnosis was only stage 2 when first diagnosed: “The heartbreak of his story is that the cancer was only stage 2 when diagnosed, but he had no insurance and was only treated with pain killers.”
In April of 2018, Brickhouse Brown was honored with the first ever ‘courage award’ from the Cauliflower Alley Club. He received the honor in tears. During his speech, he noted that his cancer was terminal and that he had less than six months to live.
Over the spring and summer of 2018, Brown’s health deteriorated quickly, the cancer spreading to his brain.
His eyesight was poor, and his bones were weakened from cancer, effectively breaking both of his legs. Brown’s weight was down to 150 pounds.
Frederick Seawright was pronounced dead on July 29th, 2018 – nine days after he was first reported to have died.
Strangely, two other wrestling stars died on July 29th, 2018 – Nikolai Volkoff, and Attitude-era star Brian Christopher Lawler, who was only 46. The death of three wrestlers in a single day made national news.