Wrestling Great “The Ultimate Warrior” Dead At Age 54

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Retired superstar wrestler The Ultimate Warrior has died at 54, days after being inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame, WWE officials said 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,” a statement read.

Warrior, born James Brian Hellwig, legally changed his name in 1993. The cause of his death was not mentioned according to ABC News.

The Warrior started his career  in 1987 and had become one of the biggest stars in the WWE.

Saturday’s Hall of Fame induction marked his return to WWE after an 18-year absence. During his Hall of Fame speech, he announced that he’d signed a new multi-year deal with WWE to serve as an official ambassador.

The Ultimate Warrior had just appeared on  “WWE Raw” on Monday and ignited the crowd.  The death comes just days after WrestleMania which aired on Sunday. WrestleMania is the SuperBowl of the sport. 

During the episode of “WWE Raw,” Warrior told the crowd,

“No WWE talent becomes a legend on their own.  Every man’s heart one day beats its final beat. His lungs breathe their final breath. And if what that man did in his life makes the blood pulse through the body of others and makes them bleed deeper in something that’s larger than life, then his essence, his spirit, will be immortalized by the storytellers, by the loyalty, by the memory of those who honor him, and make the running the man did live forever.

You, you, you, you, you,” he said, pointing to the fans, “are the legend-makers of Ultimate Warrior.”

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

Much respect brother and R.I.P.  Thanks for the great childhood memories.

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