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Imagine the horror of having one of your best friends kill himself. Now imagine the torture of being able to forever look back at his chilling final thoughts in an intricate letter–written over the course of several weeks–in which he goes into great detail about the depression and sadness he had battled every day of his life.
Such is the sad situation faced by Nick Cvjetkovich (Sinn Bodhi, formerly WWE’s Kizarny and TNA’s Sinn). On Wednesday, January 26, 2011, the life of Cvjetkovich and his wife (former WWE Diva) Stacy “The Kat” Carter were changed forever when they received an eerie text message from their good friend, Shawn “Bad Seed” Osbourne (Shawn McGrath). According to Cvjetkovich, the message was NOT a cry for help … it was a quick goodbye. “I look back at that text, and I KNOW it was just a farewell from him,” observed Cvjetkovich. “So true to his form, Shawn did not want to be a bother to anyone. He went through great detail to accommodate other people, even at his darkest hour … he even paid his rent a month in advance. That is just the kind of guy he was. He didn’t want to bother anybody. He just wanted to leave.”
Upon discovering Shawn’s body, Tampa authorities also uncovered his long farewell letter (later republished by Nick, Stacy, and several others). Although some questioned their decision to put the sobering letter online for all to read, Cvjetkovich was very quick to defend his decision–and his friend–saying, “It’s exactly what Shawn would have wanted. When you read the opening line of the letter, it says ‘To All Who Care’. Shawn would have wanted everyone who did care to have the opportunity to hear what he had to say.”
Recently, I had the chance to sit down and talk with a very somber Cvjetkovich for 60, tear-filled minutes, and listen as he sadly recalled the loss of his very close friend and colleague Shawn McGrath. What follows below are excerpts from this interview.
[Ed. Note- This Saturday, I will be sitting down for a what i expect to be a very emotional interview with Nick, for the PWI blog.]
Shawn McGrath aka The BADSEED
by: Nick Cvjetkovich
Selfishly, I miss my close friend Shawn McGrath, he is no longer here for me to play with. Shawn took his own life January 26th, 2011 R.I.P.
Wednesday January 26th I received a call from Shawn’s idol… a concerned & confused Al Snow… Who, like myself along with several of Shawn’s other closest friends had r…eceived a disturbing text… “My name is Shawn McGrath… The door is unlocked and there is a letter explaining everything.” Al and I both hoped it was a terrible joke—that it was Shawn being the BADSEED— but it was not…
We all scrambled to call 911… Police were dispatched… It was too late… That text was NOT a cry for help… It was a good bye…
This post is way too late. I didn’t know Shawn Osbourne (Shawn McGrath) personally, but–having read about him–he seems like he was a very interesting fellow. More importantly, however, Shawn was a VERY good friend of two friends of mine, Nick “Sinn Bodhi” Cvjetkovich and Stacy Carter. My heart goes out to both of them for the loss of their buddy and colleague. Many of us have suffered tremendous loss … so few have to relive it by reading their friend’s final, chilling words.
For those who want to read McGrath’s sad good-byes (posted by Stacy), proceed.
Due to technical issues beyond Brady Hicks’ control, this week’s IN THE ROOM podcast came up as a corrupt file. In its place will be a special “Retro” edition of the show in which Sinn Bodhi (formerly WWE’s Kizarny) stops by for a visit, from March 2010. If you were ever curious about The Undertaker backstage, karaoke with Sweet Daddy Siki, genetics involving Jake The Snake and Doink, or Christian’s love life, then this is the show for you. The guys also took some time to further speculate on WrestleMania XXVI, as WWE’s promotion for the event entered its home stretch.