Wrestling Icon The Ultimate Warrior Dead At Age 54
Just days after reuniting with the wrestling brand that brought him into the home of millions, the Ultimate Warrior unexpectedly passed way on Tuesday, according to WWE.com.
It likely comes as a major shock to pro wrestling fans who saw Warrior inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame on Saturday after a nearly two-decades-long breakup with the Vince McMahon wrestling empire. Warrior – who was born as James Hellwig but legally changed his name to Warrior – also appeared at this weekend’s Wrestlemania 30, and then Monday Night Raw one day later.
Warrior, 54, becomes another big name on the long list of professional wrestlers who have died at a relatively young age. The cause of death has not yet been reported. He is survived by his wife and two daughters.