WWE fans are mourning the death of one of the most iconic wrestlers in TV history. James Brian Hellwig a.k.a The Ultimate Warrior passed away on Tuesday, April 8 at the age of 54. His shocking death occurred just three days after he was inducted to WWE Hall of Fame.
The WWE released a statement (via hollywoodlife.com):
“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.”
The cause of his death is not yet revealed.
RIP James Brian Hellwig a.k.a The Ultimate Warrior
1959/06/16 – 2014/04/08