Indie wrestling referee Sean Patrick O’Brien, also known as “SPO”, passed away on Friday.
O’Brien, who was from Louisville, Kentucky, was a familiar face to fans of a host of independent promotions, many of which paid tribute to him on social media.
No further details of his passing are yet known.
He was the best
Rest easy Sean ❤️ pic.twitter.com/7Vz2cAWCO7
— Glory Pro Wrestling (@WeAreGloryPro) March 18, 2023
We are all so very sorry to hear about the passing of Referee SPO or as I always called him, "Man Bun"
Such a great guy. Loved his daughter so much.
He will be greatly missed by the entire community. pic.twitter.com/jIm1m2IDF4
— Black Label Pro (@BLabelPro) March 18, 2023
Not much for words today.
• doors open at 7:30pm at Cafe Bourbon Street
• no tickets at the door
• wear green, it’s what SPO would have wanted to see
Let’s have some FUN in his honor, and I’m taking ALL the pictures. pic.twitter.com/LS4Zr9shpI
— [unsanctioned pro] (@UnsanctionedPro) March 18, 2023
R.I.P. Sean Patrick O’Brien
He taught us to always tell our friends we love them. The definition of “team player”. We will love you forever. 🦓 @officialspo502 pic.twitter.com/cZh3BwZAXD
— ICW No Holds Barred ⛓ (@ICWNHB) March 18, 2023
We at OVW want to send our deepest condolences to Sean O’Brien’s family and friends.
It’s never easy to lose a member of our wrestling family, especially one that brought so much light and love to every locker room like Sean. pic.twitter.com/1Hd0sF0XvL
— OVW Wrestling (@ovwrestling) March 18, 2023
POST Wrestling would like to send our condolences to the family, friends and loved ones of Sean Patrick O’Brien.