Ultimate Warrior dead at 54: WWE
Ultimate Warrior, who just three days ago was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame, has died, according to the WWE.
The legendary wrestler, whose real name was James Hellwig, was 54 years old. The cause of death has not yet been released.
He wrestled for the WWE (then WWF — World Wrestling Federation) from 1987 to 1991 and again in 1992 and 1996, according to his Wikipedia page.
The WWE posted this on its website Wednesday night:
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.