The Ultimate Warrior, Pro Wrestling Legend, Dies at 54

SAN DIEGO – The Ultimate Warrior, one of the biggest professional wrestlers in history, reportedly died at the age of 54, World Wrestling Entertainment said Tuesday evening.

The famed wrestler, born as Jim Hellwig, was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame just three days ago.  He appeared on WrestleMania 30 and Monday Night Raw to address his fans, who he called his “voices.”

WWE confirmed the Warrior’s death in a 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.”

TMZ reports Warrior collapsed Tuesday evening while walking to a car with his wife outside of an Arizona hotel. He was rushed to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The Ultimate Warrior is survived by his wife and two daughters.

8 comments

  • Ann Clement

    Does not sound like steroids. Could have been a massive heart attack or a brain aneurysm. We will have to wait and see official as to what the autopsy will find.

  • Wes

    Chris, just Google “steroid abuse” and you will find numerous articles stating abuse of steroids causes deaths. Don’t take my word for it, check it out.

  • terri graham

    WHY DOES EVERY PERSON NOWDAYS ALWAYS PUTS THE GREAT PEOPLE DOWN…. HE WAS WELL LOVE BY MILLIONS AND MAY GOD WATCH OVER THIS FAMILY… R.I.P.WARRIOR…LOTS OF LOVE FROM A LOVED FAN…..MY HEART BREAKS IN THE LOST OF A GREAT MAN LIKE THE ULTIMATE WARRIOR!!!!!

  • JANIE SNIDER

    THE ULTIMATE WARRIOR WAS MORE THAN A MAN, HE WAS A GOOD HUSBAND, FATHER AND AN AWESOME WWE CHAMPION! REST IN PEACE ”

    THE ULTIMATE WARRIOR”

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