Sad day for wrestling fans
Ultimate Warrior Dead At Age 54
According to TMZ reports:
The Ultimate Warrior is dead … he died suddenly and horrifically, right in front of his wife.
We’ve learned Warrior collapsed without warning outside an Arizona hotel at 5:50 PM Tuesday … while walking to his car with his wife.
He was transported to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Warrior — real name James Hellwig — was a true WWE legend … and was one of the most iconic wrestlers of all time. He was 54-years-old.
Warrior was just inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame the night before Wrestlemania XXX this weekend … and this week he made his first appearance on “Monday Night Raw” in years.
The WWE released this statement:
“WWE is shocked and deeply saddened to learn of the passing of one of the most iconic WWE Superstars ever, The Ultimate Warrior. ”
“Warrior began his WWE career in 1987 and quickly went on to become one of the biggest stars in WWE history. Warrior became WWE Champion at WrestleMania VI, defeating Hulk Hogan in an epic encounter. We are grateful that just days ago, Warrior had the opportunity to take his rightful place in the WWE Hall of Fame and was also able to appear at WrestleMania 30 and Monday Night Raw to address his legions of fans.”
“WWE sends its sincere condolences to Warrior’s family, friends and fans. Warrior was 54 and is survived by his wife Dana and his two daughters.”
You might have to be of a certain age to remember one of the greatest pro wrestlers of all time, but he will truly be missed by millions of fans across America.
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